Re: A type of Krobo Bead
Re: I see, a type of Krobo bead -- birdi Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Beadman Post Reply
04/18/2024, 17:41:13

Hello Robin,

Your description is largely accurate. In the process of making these beads they were removed from the molds. twisted, and replaced. Offhand, I cannot think of any versions that have pre-made inserts: though other types of powderglass beads may have them. Zagba are distinct from older powderglass beads, but were most-likely inspired by them. Modern (post 1960s) beads diverged considerably, though new traditional-looking beads might be made at any time.

I took a hands-on class to experience powderglass beadmaking, in 2005. This is a photo of me charging a mold. Followed by the actual beads I made. I cannot say I learned anything I didn't already know about powderglass beadmaking. But it was rewarding, to have experienced it.


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