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Jewelry with an African Theme - Family on Bikes

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African Copal & Red Coral 310 views
Make a statement! This is a large necklace made with large African copal, red coral, and a few traditional Harari beads from Ethiopia.
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Amber Sensations 140 views
What could be more African than natural amber, trade beads, and Ethiopian silver?
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Antique Ethiopian Carnelian 2221 views
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Argoba Perfection 136 views
These very special silver pendants are the traditional style from the Argoba region in Ethiopia. I chose to highlight them with black coral beads inlaid with silver, coral, and turquoise that I found in Egypt. And then there is lots of coral and turquoise as well.
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Banded Copal 144 views
These large copal beads came from Ethiopia. In my seven years living in Ethiopia, I only found two beads with a silver band like this. I'm not sure if there is a significance to it, or if it was put on purely as decoration, but I like it!! I've set these beads with lots of Ethiopian silver.
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Blue Eye Beads150 views
These blue eye beads are quite hard to find – red ones are much more common. They are said to ward off the ‘evil eye’. I’ve chosen some beautiful Ethiopian silver beads to go with the blue.
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Desert Sands 181 views
One Christmas vacation my husband and I traveled to Mali. Of course, we had to visit the fabled city of Timbuktu while there. Timbuktu is a fascinating place – quite literally in the middle of the desert as the river changed course hundreds of years ago. As we were stumbling through the sands, a nomad dressed in a long flowing blue gown mysteriously appeared out of nowhere – just like in the movies. And he had strands of beads. Of course I had to buy them from him. And this necklace is the re
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Ethiopian Sampler 152 views
I created this necklace using all Ethiopian silver beads. There are hundreds of cultural groups in Ethiopia, many of them Christian. Each region has a distict style of cross, and I've chosen crosses from many different regions to use in this necklace. I like to imagine myself traveling throughout the country when I wear this!
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Ethiopian silver with coral and turquoise 412 views
This large old Ethiopian silver bead is beautifully set off with red coral and turquoise, along with some incredible silver spacers.
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Fourth of July 160 views
For expats living abroad, the Fourth of July is a very important holiday. Each year we gather at the embassy (generally in September since most people travel during the summers) to celebrate the independence of our country. I created this necklace for one such gathering - to celebrate my home country with beads from my adopted continent!
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Hebron and Agate 320 views
The green and yellow beads are ancient "Hebron" beads from West Africa. They are set together with some agate beads I picked up in Mali.
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