Cedi Bead Factory is roughly two hours from Accra on the Somanya route. Travel around 30 minutes west of Kpong and try to visit the Agomanya market on Wednesday or Saturday.
This bead mill is one of the most well-known in the country.
A trip to this plant will teach you how glasses are transformed into lovely beads that adorn our bodies.
Watch as the glasses are crushed into a fine powder and placed into a clay mold. Examine how it is cooked by burning crushed palm kernels at an incredibly high temperature to achieve the required result.
You’ll be surprised at how easy traditional technology is employed to generate a temperature of around 600°C from palm kernels. Visit this bead factory to learn how to create them, and don’t forget to purchase some beads for souvenirs – and gifts!
This factory can be found in Somanya, a few kilometers west of Kpong. Take the road north from Accra to Odumase-Krobo, passing through Adenta, Dodowa, and Somanya.