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 "jigada beads," which is a really fun name to say!
They are vintage, and hail from Mali. Women wear them around their waist, to help them hold their shape.
This is a great strand in an awesome mix of pastel & neon pink beads. There is some really great patterning in this one too, and a mix of all colors!
Beads measure 9x.5mm- a perfect size for making statement jewelry!
There are HUNDREDS of beads on this 32"+/- strand.
Temporarily strung in a loop, the way they are traditionally strung in Africa. Why not cut them apart and make some recycled vinyl magic of your own?
This listing is for the exact strand shown in these photos.
**10% of all sales will be donated to V-Day, a global activist organization dedicated to ending violence against women and girls.**