September 8, 2015

glass bead button bracelet 3696

Recycled glass beads made women in Ghana are placed in a double row with a heavy duty braided cord framework. The beads are rather massive and have a pleasing texture much like you would find in beach glass (also known as "sea glass").

Colors are a mix of blue, green and amber.

 The bracelet is laid out on a circular mold which forces the beads into a bowed out form due to the tension on the edge stitching. Larger beads are placed opposite the button and loop closure.

7 1/4" (184 mm)

2.4 oz /69 g
Available here ARTifactSite

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