Let’s create your original UV Detecting Beads Necklace or Bracelet!

Fee: 1,260 yen per item.
Our workshop is open to children and adults with all levels of experience.
Take home with you your finished “Original UV Detecting Beads Necklace or Bracelet” as your souvenir.
Feel free to join us anytime.

The Beads remain white when
not exposed to UV rays.
The Beads change colors when
they are exposed to UV rays.
At the African Art Museum, we hold a workshop where you can create your own original UV detecting beads necklace or bracelet.
In this workshop you can select a leather string, which comes in a variety of colors that you can choose from. You can also choose African trade beads called “Chachaso” or a Kenya cow bone button as an ornament to combine with your UV detecting beads for your original necklace or bracelet.
How do UV Detecting Beads work?
When UV Detecting Beads are exposed to ultraviolet light from the sun or other UV light sources, they change from their original milky white color to purple, pink, blue, yellow or orange. When the UV Detecting Beads are returned indoors where they aren’t exposed to any type of UV light source, they then change back to their original milky white color.
What is a Chachaso?
“Chachaso” is the name used in Africa for a particular kind of trade bead that is made of glass.
In Europe “Chachaso” is called “Millefiori” which was made in Venice from the 17th to the 19th century. It is a glass bead, which was exported to Africa for trade.