We love the midnight black colour and narrow shape of the flint beads!
The process of making these beads is unique to Africa and has been used for over 1000 years. Pulverized glass of various colours 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.
The Ghanaians have been making beads in this manner since the 1600s. These beads where also made in Ghana.
*Please note that do to the handmade nature of these beads, each strands may vary in colour and texture.*
This loop of beads measures 12" L with 1/2" beads.