PRICED INDIVIDUALLY, THESE NECKLACE/EARRING SETS FEATURE CEDI, GIFTED GHANIAN GLASS BEADMAKER. HE HAS BEEN MAKING THESE POWDER GLASS BEADS INDIVIDUALLY SINCE HE WAS NINE. TRADITIONALLY, THESE BEADS ARE MADE BY WOMEN, BUT CEDI HAS BROKEN THAT STEREOTYPE.

USING RECYCLED GLASS, IT IS PULVERIZED BY HUGE MORTAR AND PESTLE, BY HAND. THE FINE POWDER IS THEN POURED METICULOUSLY INTO A MOLD MADE OF CLAY. THE DESIGNS HE PRODUCES ARE HIS ALONE, THEY ARE NOT COPIED BY ANY OTHER GLASS BEAD MAKERS.

THE PROCESS OF POURING THE GLASS POWDER TO MAKE THE INTRICATE DESIGNS IS ACCOMPLISHED USING 2 STICKS, ONE FOR THE MIDDLE TO STAY HOLLOW, AND THE OTHER TO GUIDE AND FASHION THE EXACT DESIGN, LAYER BY LAYER IN THE SMALL MOLD. THE MOLD IS THEN PUT INTO THE KILN TO BAKE AT AN EXTREMELY HIGH HEAT. BEFORE IT IS COMPLETELY COOLED, CEDI ROLLS THE BEAD AROUND IN THE MOLD TO GET THE DESIRED FINISH. 

SOMETIMES ANOTHER FINISH IS ACCOMPLISHED BY APPLYING A SUPER-THIN LAYER OF GLASS POWDER BEFORE THE BEAD HAS COOLED COMPLETELY, IT IS THEN PUT BACK INTO THE KILN FOR THE FINAL 'CURE.'

WATCHING A VIDEO OF HIM WORKING THE POWDER INTO THE MOLD IS AMAZING. THEY ARE ON YOUTUBE.

HE IS A CRAFTSMAN EXTRAORDINAIRRE!

IT IS MY GREAT GOOD FORTUNE TO HAVE RECEIVED THESE FINE BEADS FROM MOM'S COLLECTION FROM HER VISITS TO AFRICA.

HER GIFTED CEDI HUGE NECKLACE IS ANOTHER POST, FOR ANOTHER DAY!

I WILL BE PRICING THESE INDIVIDUALLY, EARRINGS ARE ALWAYS INCLUDED..

I ALSO MAKE CUSTOM SETS.

INBOX ME AT mona.moore39rm@gmail FOR ALL INQUIRIES ARE WELCOME!

NECKLACE/EARRINGS - CEDI INSPIRED - AFRICAN GLASSWORK BEADS FEAT. CEDI

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