Brass,Lost Wax Cast Beads, Baoule Sun-Moon Style, 14x10mm


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  • Tiny Baoule lost was cast brass beads in Sun-Moon style 14x10mm
  • Strung on 23-inch strand interspersed with black seed beads 28 brass bead
  • Each of these beads is first made in wax. The wax is covered by clay, the clay is heated and the wax runs out through openings left for that purpose. Molten recycled metal is poured in. After cooling, the clay mold is broken open and each unique bead is removed and cleaned.
  • In this long, delicate and laborious process it's inevitable that some beads are not perfect, I pick the best available, but there are almost always a few "flaws" that distinguish handmade beads from mass produced, machine made ones