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Handmade Recycled Glass African Trade Bead Jewelry Set - Great Kwanzaa Gift
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Apr 04, 2013
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Last updated on  Dec 16, 2011 19:22:14 PST  View all revisions

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Jewelry Type: Necklace and Bracelet
Country of Origin: South Africa Material: Glass Bead
Theme: Tribal
Handmade, Hand Painted Recycled Glass
African Trade Bead Jewelry

This Auction is for One Bracelet and One Necklace as Pictured 




Since ancient times, traders criss-crossed the African continent in search of riches. These traders from Europe were astonished to find a wealth of materials in Africa, chiefs adorning themselves in gold, beautiful textiles and many other goods. In trade, they brought beads, often from Italy, Holland, and even Czechloslovakia.
 
Today, traders still criss-cross the countries of Africa in search of the most beautiful goods, the most exquisite beads. Our beads are carefully hand-selected and made into individual modern African jewelry pieces - today’s version of trade across Africa.

Worldesigns has just started working with an organization of South Africans who are recycling glass into beautiful beads and creating unique bracelets and necklaces using these, and others from across Africa. 
We hope that their unique art form will appeal to you and that we can continue to sell their artwork.

Each handmade bead is unique.

These bracelet and necklaces are a variety of African beads, ranging from South African and Ghana recycled glass beads, Ghasi mixed beads, Kenyan amber, ostrich eggshell and bone beads, Fulani metal balls, South African recycled glass beads, Ghana glass trade beads, and many others. The color range and mixture of beads are decided by each crafter.

 

The selection of beads is approximately 40cm (15.75 inches) long on necklaces. Each one is strung on 1.0 mm cord tied These necklaces have an adjustable slip knot that lengthens them to approximately 26-28". The wearer can choose the desired length. .Beads can easily be restrung with jewelry findings.



The bracelets are strung with double-elastic and are approximately 18cm (7 inches) long.


 

Each item is individual and no two are exactly alike.
The beads are strung by hand by local women from townships in Johannesburg, South Africa.
After an initial training period, the choice of beads and colors is left up to each crafter, and they take pride in making beautiful jewelry.

Recycling Glass into Beautiful Handmade Beads

   

Glass bottles are recycled, crushed and powdered glass is put into molds, which are then fired in ovens.

A twig is placed in the middle of each bead to create the hole. This will burn during the firing process.

   

Beads are then handpainted and allowed to dry in the sun.



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