These gorgeous African glass trade beads have such beautiful patina and color. Newer versions are available in large quantities but Jewels collects these older beads one by one. On occasion, she has found a strand, but like most good things, they are rarehe. Isn’t it the hunt that also holds the value?
Notice the design. This is all Jewels: the restraint, the random effect (not an easy achievement!) and the superb hand woven cord.
One of a kind
The shorter length: 27.27″
Average bead: .5″
A note about our woven cords. We weave these by hand, every one of them. Like all Jewels’ work no two are exact, as each of us. The work is labor intensive. When warmed to the skin the cord becomes more supple, conforms to the wearer, hangs at it should; the necklace transforms more than just a necklace. It becomes her.