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Monday, October 30, 2017

African trade beads

 

This is a piece that I made back in 2005 (!) with beads that my sister-in-law brought back from Kenya for me.  Isn't it funny how traditional colors have a way of reappearing in different fashion cycles?  Look at how many of the notes it hits from the current Fall 2017 Pantone palette:

 

There is a tutorial that I wrote (at the following link) for a very similar piece, which also gives you some background information on Ethiopian crosses.

I've got a new board on Pinterest called Trade bead beauties if you're interested in trade, antique, vintage, and ethnic beads and would like to follow it.  Also, as a reminder, there is a board called Pantone colors, beads, and jewelry, which has tons of inspiration for the current season!

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