Hand Crafted African Bead Jewelry. Earthy and rustic, bold and modern.
Old handmade beads, from various continents will look worn. Many will be “less than perfect” and may not be for those looking for a “clean, perfect bead”. However, each old bead and those made today (using traditional bead making techniques) provide me the inspiration for another unique hand-crafted design. Some vintage beads have survived hundreds of years of wear and have traveled various continents. I enjoy findings ways to integrate these beads into my designs. For those old worn beads, there is always a lingering mystery of where they have been. Each bead (especially those that look old and worn) seems to have transformative powers that radiate history, substance, style and love. . .