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Shop this string of handmade turquoise beads necklace and others at Federal & Black
Shop this string of handmade turquoise beads necklace and others at Federal & Black
Shop this string of handmade turquoise beads necklace and others at Federal & Black
Shop this string of handmade turquoise beads necklace and others at Federal & Black
Shop this string of handmade turquoise beads necklace and others at Federal & Black
Shop this string of handmade turquoise beads necklace and others at Federal & Black
Shop this string of handmade turquoise beads necklace and others at Federal & Black

String of Turquoise Glass Beads

Regular price
$16.00
Sale price
$16.00
Unit price
per 

The process of making these beads is unique to Africa and has been used for over 1000 years. Pulverized glass of various colors is poured into a clay mold, using a cassava stem for the bead's hole. The mold is placed in a furnace and heated until the glass particles congeal without actually melting and the stem burns out. The Ghanaians have been making beads in this manner since the 1600s.
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The handmade turquoise glass beads can be used as a necklace or as layering & texture decor (see pic).  Each string is approx. 24" long (100 beads), this listing is for one string of beads. ***Please note, this is a string of beads, not a finished necklace with a clasp etc (see pic), price reflects this.