Thursday, December 6, 2012

My Latest Obsession

A few months ago I discovered African beads, and my life has never been the same.  I am particularly enamored of brass beads from Ghana, which are made from the lost wax process.  Here's a recent necklace I made from Ghana beads:

This is by no means a traditional arrangement -- these types of beads are typically paired with colorful beads with lively patterns, and are strung, not wire-wrapped.  So consider this a type of Afro-American fusion, I guess.

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