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Mustard Yellow Recycled Glass Beads Ghana Krobo Traditional Gold

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Chunky Krobo beads in gold with green, brown and white markings. Average size about 15x17mm, with large holes (between 2mm and 2-1/2mm). Like all the other Krobo beads we sell, these are made from recycled glass ground up by hand in a large mortar and pestle, and then fired using traditional techniques, i.e. homemade clay molds and homemade clay ovens fired with wood.

You will receive one circlet of beads like the one pictured. The graph paper these beads are photographed on is 10 x 10, each small square is 1 milimeter, the larger squares are 10mm. We adhere strictly to fair trade principles. All proceeds go to fund the Soul of Somanya jewelry artisans' project.

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

I am working with a group of disadvantaged youth in the town of Somanya in Ghana, West Africa, helping them to design, produce and market their jewelry and other beaded products in the U.S. This group would otherwise have very limited prospects due to their lack of family support and/or limited levels of education. It is a population that is commonly overlooked. But these (at the moment) seven young people now have marketable skills and an ongoing means of making a living wage. All proceeds go back into the Soul of Somanya jewelry artisans' project. Soul of Somanya was profiled in Bead & Buttons October 1998 issue and Beadworks December 2008 issue, as well as twice in the Mobile Register (September of 2007 and April of 2008) and on the WKRG News in Mobile (December 9, 2008). Read more about the project and see pictures of the people involved on our website at http://www.soulofsomanya.net. We appreciate your support!

Materials Used

glass, recycledglass

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I am working with a group of disadvantaged youth in the town of Somanya in Ghana, West Africa, helping them to design, produce and market their jewelry and other beaded products in the U.S. This group would otherwise have very limited prospects due to their lack of family support and/or limited levels of education. This is a population that is commonly overlooked. But these young people now have marketable skills and an ongoing means of making a living wage. All proceeds go back into the Soul of Somanya jewelry artisans' project. Soul of Somanya was profiled in Bead & Buttons October 1998 issue and Beadworks December 2008 issue, as well as twice in the Mobile Register (September of 2007 and April of 2008) and on the WKRG News in Mobile (December 9, 2008). Read more about the project and see pictures of the people involved on our website at http://www.soulofsomanya.net. We appreciate your support! I ship within five days of receiving payment--usually sooner.

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Color: Yellow

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