One of the best areas for bead shopping in Ghana is the Odumase-Krobo area, a string of villages that stretches from Somanya to Kpong in the Eastern Region.
Cedi Beads isn’t far from the Agomanya market, maybe 20 minutes away. Even with the help of the beautifully hand-painted sign, the turnoff is easy to miss if you’re not watching carefully.
The grounds were very pretty. Photography is encouraged.
Cedi Beads isn’t mechanized in any way. This is another local industry that produces traditional crafts without the aid of electricity.
There are several workshops, again open air but covered with tin roofs.
In each area there were three or four people working on one of the beadmaking processes.
After an initial flurry of picture taking of the grounds and buildings right after our arrival, we settled here in the plastic chairs for the beginning of the beadmaking tour.