Statement African bead necklace, suede chord

Statement African bead necklace, suede chord

Regular price £18

Colourful statement tie back necklace. Made from soft suede chord with black metal weighted ends and 100% recycled glass beads made by Ghanaian beadmaking artisans. 

Every stage of the bead creation involves true craftsmanship. Each individual bead is made completely by hand; ground into powder, mixed with coloured dye, fired in a kiln and shaped on a grinder- all completely by hand. They have no uniformity and all come with their own quirks- much like us. Starting their life as disposed glass bottles, these beads perfectly demonstrate how we can turn trash into treasure and create something beautiful and new from the things we have discarded as waste.

In an effort to preserve the traditional beadmaking craft, 10% of the profits from the sale of this product will be donated to the Baobab foundation. A small school in Cape Coast, Ghana, where children with physical/learning disabilities are given a creative education in vocational courses that enable them to support themselves in the future.