These fabulous beads are made in Africa from Vulcanite, a material that was used to make vinyl records. They are known as Vinyl Record Beads, since they are made from the same material. Natively, they are called "jigida beads," which is a really fun name to say!
These beads hail from Mali, where women wear them around their waist, to help them hold their shape. Beads are 3x.5mm thick. Many of this style of bead are vintage, but these are newer strands. Solid black, to go with everything. There are HUNDREDS of beads on this 28"+/- strand.
So perfect with the current TRIBAL and NEON fashion trends.
These beads are strung in a loop, which is how they are traditionally sold in Africa.
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