Patterned black African Krobo beads accented with Krobo recycled glass rondeles and onyx rondeles create this fun to wear bracelet. The bracelet has been finished with a genuine copper clasp.
Approximately 8" in length, the bracelet can even be worn loosely on a smaller wrist. The bracelet is light to wear.
Recycled glass is ground up in a large mortar and pestle to create Krobo Beads. They are fired using traditional techniques in open-sided, thatch-roofed huts. After the original bead is fired, it is cooled and washed. Using a twig as a brush, the bead maker begins the process of painting his highly individualized designs. After each color is applied, the beads are re-fired. These beads can have as many as five or six different colors on them requiring that many firings. The Krobo beads used in this bracelet can be found at Soul of Somanya. This great non-profit charity teaches young people of Somanya, Ghana, West Africa a trade.
Our handcrafted jewelry is created by combining the unique skills of creating dichroic or art glass cabochons together with wire-wrapping. The result is a one-of-a-kind jewel for you to wear.
One of the unique characteristics of dichroic glass is its reflecting color. Pictures don't really express the true beauty and depth of the piece. Carapace said the following about a pendant she won: "Wow. Wow! The pendant came today. It's amazing-the pictures didn't even come close to doing it justice. The wire wrapping is so liquid, I love the way it twirls around the glass-and the glass looks like a field of blue fireworks! It's just an amazing piece, and I'm so thrilled to have it. Thank you so much!"
We also create bracelets, earrings and other items using a combination of lampwork, African Krobo, sterling silver, Tierra Cast and other beads and findings.
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