Savanna - Hand crafted terracotta from Mali
Red Lava - Coral, Lumbanga Seeds, Silver
Masai - Ashanti Brass, Batik bone, Bakalit, Rocailles
Purple Motion - Krobo Glass, Painted Porcelain, Glass
Mother Earth - Ebony, Coral, Agate, Horn, Bone, Silver
Ocean Surprise - Krobo Glass, Ashanti Brass, Rocailles
Earthy Adornment - Shell, Coconut, Bauxite, Batik, Brass
Hues of Blue - Krobo Glass, Ashanti Brass
Ancient Novelty - Fossilized Stone, Turqoise, Silver
Jungle Dance - Leopard Jasper, Rocailles, Goldfill
Chieftain - Krobo Glass, Terracotta, Metal
Smoothly Sleek - Ashanti Brass, Horn, Glass
Home Grown - Ashanti Brass, Krobo Beads
White Witch - Mother of Pearl, Coral
Sankofa - Agate, Batik-bone, Ashanti Brass
Eternal Longing - Batik Bone, Coconut, Fish Bone
Daring Diana - Coral, Turqoise, Silver, Bakalit
Deep Seas - Krobo Glass, Brass
Wild Fantasy - Shell, Clay, Wood, Brass, Glass
Brilliance - Kiwi Stones, Facetted Glass
The beads that I use come for the most part from Ghana. During my trips there I make it a point to visit craftsmen on site as well as buying from markets specializing in the sale of beads (for example the Agomenya Market). Bead markets often feature produce from all over Africa so that one can purchase batik beads from Kenya, clay beads from Mali or trade beads made in Europe from the 15th century onwards, which were once bartered for gold, ivory and slaves. Certain types of trade beads are collector's items and can be very expensive even in African markets.
Depending on availability, I also use beads and gemstones made in Asia, South America and Europe. All radiate a special charm that contributes to the uniqueness of the individual piece of jewellery.
Keep your jewellery looking lovely!
In order for your jewellery to keep its shine and lovely look, you should always store and care for your beads properly. To avoid damages to your jewellery, it is important to know which materials were used. The wrong cleaning agent as well as too much polishing can ruin your jewellery.
If you do not know what material the bead is made of, you should
be careful. In this case it is better to wipe the piece carefully with
a damp cloth and dry it with a soft cloth. This is usually enough to remove dirt or grime.
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