African beads to love indeed, these beads are all individually crafted in Ghana and if you are thinking of tapping into tribal accessories business or generally want to get into the beading business then I will recommend a trip to Ghana where you will discover an incredible bead culture there. These traditional glass beads of Ghana are often referred to as Krobo beads, the Krobo mountains being the main area of production. These beads are made from recycled glass, bottles and other glass items are first washed and sorted by colours. They are then broken into small fragments for making translucent beads, or pounded with a metal mortar and pestle, and sieved to get a very fine powder for making powder glass beads. These amazing fair trade beads have a beautifully tactile quality and another recommended location for beads is just an hour drive from Accra to Koforidua where there is a weekly open market from bead suppliers. Below are some of the images captured by one of our contributors Sophia Tetteh:

Image Courtesy Sophia Tetteh

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2 Responses to GHANA BEADS TO LOVE

  1. BiKe says:

    Where can we buy these beads. These are real beads. Very original.

    • shadders says:

      unfortunately is all the way in ghana am afraid, if you know someone in Ghana they can get it for you or if you are travelling there anytime soon we will get the details for you.

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