Blue, the color of LOVE: 10mm Vintage African Vinyl Record Beads, 32" / Phono Beads, African Beads, Jijida Beads, Vinyl Record Beads, Trade Beads
This vintage blue vinyl record bead strand is 10mm strung in a loop and perfect to go with any outfit. They are made in Africa from Vulcanite, a material used to make vinyl records and popularly known as vinyl record beads or phono beads. They are one of my favorite beads, full of colors and history and known in Mali as Jigida beads, commonly used to shape the women's waist.
This vinyl record bead strand is shipped as shown in the pictures, strung in a loop as they're used and traded in Africa. Please check all photos and zoom in for details. The strand has a mixture of different shades of blue, a block of neon pink, and a block of two shades of green. Truly, one-of-a-kind and so beautiful to wear with a daily outfit or in a mixture of different jewels on a special occasion.
❁ What does blue symbolize in Africa?
Blue: love, harmony, togetherness, and peace. Maroon: healing, plus the color of Mother Earth. Purple: normally worn by women, associated with femininity. Pink: also represents feminine qualities, including mildness.
❁ DETAILS: Material: Vulcanite Quantity: one strand with hundreds of beads, approx. 32″ Bead Shape: flat and round Size: 10mm diameter x 1mm thick Hole Size: approx. 1mm diameter