Upcycled Light Blue Bottle Glass Necklace
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Beautiful hand finished Bottle Glass beads from Ghana. In Ghana, glass bottles are hammered into small pieces and the broken shards are placed into handmade clay molds. After melting them in the fire, the color can be modfied, then these beads are removed and hand rolled in sand to create a matte finish.
These beads are a thirving form of payment for the community and are recognized as TRADE BEADS. Today, they help the economy of Ghana and at the same time are upcycled items- reuse of discarded objects or materials in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value an the original. Each strand was personally selected from a Fair Trade vendor that is part of a cooperative in Ghana.
Length: 26 inches
Size: 12mm and 22mm beads
Stones: Ghana Glass, gorlden Hematite and brass discs
Clasp: Brass Lobster Claw
Antique African brass beads seperate each glass bead and the beautiful brass discs from Africa have been placed asymetrically along the chain of beads to draw attention. Limited Edition. Earrings sold seperately.
Please note: each piece is handmade and are all organically shapped. Small variations and marks made from sand will appear on the stones and the handmade brass with vary slightly in size. No two will be exactly alike but the image pictured is a close likeness of what you will receive. Variation and uniqueness of these handmade beads adds to thier beauty.
Color Description: Soft light blue color
For matching earrings, please see this listing: Light Blue Bottle Glass Earrings