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Pink and white handmade African glass trade beads earrings

Pink and white handmade African glass trade beads earrings
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There has been a tradition of making beads similar to these in West Africa for centuries and they were once used as currency. These two have been made from recycled glass, probably old bottles coloured with ground down seed beeds, hence the bright colours. The earrings have been finished with short white tube beads, also from Ghana and thin silver tone disks for some sparkle..

Condition: These beads are new, but they are all slightly different from each other. I have tried to match them for size and colour but they may well be slightly wonky or cut on the slant. Being hand made in small village workshops with only basic tools, they do not have the perfect finish of machine made beads. This, to me, adds to their value and charm.

Presentation: Your earrings will be wrapped in tissue paper and sent in a presentation bag ready to give to someone special (or to keep for yourself ). They will travel in a mailing box for protection.

Gifts: I can send to another address and include a handwritten message if requested.

Postage: I can usually post within 24 hours and postage is free.

Environment: All of my outer packaging is either recycled or reusable.

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These beautiful handmade beads are very labour-intensive and have great value. By buying them, you are helping to support people in Ghanaian villages and to keep a centuries-old tradition going.

Shipping & delivery

This item will be posted to you by The Curious Bead Company within 3 days of receiving payment.

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