Krobo glass mosiac beads, African vulcanite, vintage copper, LIH Designs signature beads, copper clasp, one-of-a-kind - Powder glass African Krobo beads, made by the people of Krobo Mountain in Ghana, West Africa. Many designs of Krobo beads are patterned to resemble old Venetian FANCY trade beads. Made from bottles and other glass items that are turned into powder, then poured into molds in order to create these cylinder shaped beads. Decorations on the beads are made with a paste made of colored glass powder and water, which is applied by hand using a thin wooden stalk. The beads are cooked a second time to fix the decor.
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