Jewels collected these African glass trade beads for over a year. She will buy a couple of strands but not all the beads on a strand have the age and quality she looks for so it will take a long time to find just the right beads. The gorgeous ones, probably Venetian, have a medieval feel though with a brighter happiness, The Berber (Amazigh) headdress charm is so beautiful with so much wear there is mostly the border of a hand etched design remaining.
One of a kind
Charm: just over 1.5 x 2″
Neckace length: 24″
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.