Recycled glass beads are a type of indigenously produced African bead from Ghana West Africa. These beautiful recycled beads are made using the same method for centuries. The glass itself is derived from a variety of recycled sources including old beverage and medicine bottles. The procedure for making the beads consists of a number of steps whereby powdered glass is poured into molds of clay and baked in a specialized oven. These beads are produced in large part by the Krobo tribe and, through recycling glass, are environmentally friendly. Note that these are handmade beads and the exact ratio of color can vary slightly from photo.
These African recycled glass beads add a gorgeous texture and pop to your home. Layer on a stack of books, drape on a lamp or vase, or add to a beautiful vessel.