These true African trade beads are made of artfully fashioned crude powder glass. These were purchased over 15 years ago and were old at the time that we purchased them, but we're not comfortable calling them vintage.
Each bead features a stringing hole (about 1/8 inch in diameter) that travels through the bead as a barrel and the bead is accented with muted red and blue.
The beads range in size from 7/16 inch to 5/8 inch in length and are 1/4 inch in diameter.
They are wonderful to add to treasure necklaces or bracelets. We also like to use just one with a leather cord to make a bracelet.
We're showing several beads for illustration of the variance.