Beads Making Kit

Beads Making Kit
Item# SHIBUHARA006

Product Description

Beads Making Kit
Tonbodama making kit: gas burner, glass rod x 10, tweezers, steel rod x 10, Powder detachment, you need vermiculite in order to cool down glass

Tonbodama (Beads)

There is almost a 3500-year history with Tonbodama, which started in Mesopotamia. In Japan, there are fewer than 100,000 Tonbodama left at the 1200-year-old Shoso-in (storage house for Emperor family). Also, there was a very accurate description left behind about how to make Tonbodama. Why do people call them Tonbodama? Some suggested because it looks like a Dragon- Fly’s eyes. (Tonbo = Dragon Fly)