Our latest collection Shaman recently hit the shelves of our KG stores and we thought we would share with you where our unique glass beads came from. Back in April, Kirsten traveled to Accra, the capital city of Ghana, for some much-needed inspiration and discovered the traditional technique of making Ghanaian glass. Deep within Accra, the process of making glass beads takes time and care with each bead made entirely by hand. The beads are made from recycled glass which is crushed by hand and fired in a kiln before the makers delicately hand-paint each bead in an array of different colours and traditional patterns.
With ropes of Ghanaian glass in hand, Kirsten returned to the dream-room and the story of Shaman began…
The collection draws on influences of tribal adornment, the natural versus the supernatural and magical forces. With colour and texture playing a key role in the collection, the organically formed traditional glass combined with faceted cut semi-precious stones and highly polished metal create a beautiful juxtaposition.
Each piece from the collection that features Ghanaian glass is entirely unique to itself and cannot be reproduced >> speak to your nearest store or email email@example.com for availability.