Monday, November 25, 2013

New style...well sort of

I've been concentrating on making jewelry with African trade beads and combining them with other ethnic bead styles.  I  had made a number of pieces before using a few African items, but decided I wanted to use a lot more in one piece.  So I bought more.  And then friends from Ghana brought back samples for selling. My husband surprised me with a birthday present of Ghana Krobo beads and lots of very interesting brass pendants, which he had asked them to get for me while they were in Ghana.

In the meantime I spent a good bit of time looking at African trade beads online and..yes...pinning a lot of them, especially the ones with interesting info attached.  You can see my Pinterest boards for African beads and Deerwoman Designs at:

Here are some early pieces, some of the treasure trove he gave me, and new items:

Many are available on my online shops, or contact me here or at if you are interesting in buying any.


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