This stunning handcrafted necklace by Created by Culture is the perfect balance of colour and class. The 'Knot Your Average' style is a versatile, stand out piece. It can be worn in it's original knotted style, or unravelled into a longer three-strand design.
Each jewellery piece is designed and handmade in Australia using traditional glass beads sourced from Ghana. The glass beads are made from recycled glass bottles that would otherwise go to landfill. After sorting by colour, the glass bottles are pounded with a metal mortar and pestle, and sieved to get a very fine powder. The powder is compressed together then baked in a furnace causing the glass to melt together and the bead is formed. Each bead is then individually hand-painted to add further vibrancy and dimension.
Bead making is a traditional craft handed down by generations and forms an important part of Ghanaian culture. Particular beads are worn by chiefs and meant to represent wealth and status. We are excited to be supporting more Ghanaian artisans by adding the Created by Culture range to our collection.
Length: 67cm when unknotted