handmade black glass beads on string for decoration
black home decor glass beads perfect for styling on books or shelves. Makes a great gift!

Black Ash Beads

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A modern take on classic string beads, our saucer-shaped Black Ash Beads are made using a process that has been unique to Africa for over 1000 years (The Ghanaians have been making beads in this manner since the 1600s). 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. 

  • Material: Glass
  • Sold By The Strand
  • For Decor Use Only

To clean, we recommend wiping with a dry cloth.