This summer I'll be wearing lots of bright beads combinered with Global Chic tapestry cords from John Bead. The cotton wrapped cord is lightweight and colorful and adds so much interest to anything I want to make.
For this necklace I was inspired to use some of my antiquing finds. I picked up these jars of odds and ends last June in a bigger antique market and was interested to see that one was labeled "African Trade Beads."
I do not know enough about African Trade beads to authenticate this collection.
Truly antique trade beads would be very expensive and many belong in museums. These would be current reproductions.
I just love them no matter what they are.
A nice grouping of beads and a glass pendant was all I needed to build my necklace.