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Friday, January 9, 2015

Visiting the TK Bead Factory

 About 45 minutes from the MTC is a great find for women on a preparation day - TK Beads.  Here you see the beads being made and at the end of the tour you can purchase them for the grandchildren.

 The preceding three photos show how the kilns are made.  Here 10 year old and 7 year old boys haul clay to be shaped into the kiln.  It must dry for one week before use.
 Bottles are collected from all over as they are the main ingredient in the beads.
 Even bicycle spokes are used to make the tools used to shape the beads.
 Here the glass is crushed into fine powder.
 And voila, you now have all you need to make the beads before firing them in the kiln.

And the tour is not complete without shopping.  Here you will find plenty of choices.

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