handmade white ash saucer shaped beads on string for decoration
handmade white ash saucer shaped beads on string for decoration

White Ash Beads

Regular price
$30.00
Sale price
$30.00
Quantity must be 1 or more

DESCRIPTION

A modern take on classic string beads, our saucer-shaped White 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. 

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

To clean, we recommend wiping with a dry cloth.