Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Tree of Life

Africa Atelier's spring collection of snake chain necklaces with African crushed glass beads and vintage Bohemian faceted beads. The crushed glass beads are from Ghana, made from broken and unusable scrap glass which is finely ground, placed in a mold and baked in clay kilns until the glass fuses and takes on a semi translucent appearance. The Bohemian beads are also known as African Trade Beads, brought to Africa by European traders to be used as a form of currency and exchanged for local commodities.

1 comment:

  1. ooh I really like the green ones, can I buy one???