ARCHIVES  January 2010


February. A month of Savings!

This February we will have our annual Black History Month sale. All beads and home decor items will be discounted. We still have the shipping discount of free shipping for orders of $100 or more. All paintings will be 45% off. The sale will start tonight. Don’t miss the great savings!

Strand of Carnelian Agate beads

Clay and Stone Beads

Are you looking for beautiful natural stone and clay beads for your designs? We have a wonderful selection in our store. We have Carnelian Agate, Bauxite beads, old Mali Clay beads, Spindle Whorl beads, antique Mali stone beads, and ancient Mali African Quartz beads. These would be perfect to use in bracelets, earrings, or…

Krobo beads being baked in mud oven

Krobo beads a source of wealth

Krobo beads are produced in an environmentally friendly way. Old broken bottles and shards of glass that would normally be discarded have been recycled into beautiful high quality glass beads. The makers of Krobo beads offer a diverse pool of creative designs that can be used to create unique pieces of jewelry.  Sometimes the bead makers get…

Wooden female sculpture adorned with waist beads.

Glass Waist Beads

Beads were and still are very important in African Culture. In many instances they are used in rights of passage ceremonies for young girls entering into woman hood. Beads were also used to denote a persons status and social position in African society. They were also used as currency. Let us look at the Waist…


African Ancient Islamic Beads

These beads are known as Ancient Islamic Beads. They are also called Roman beads. They where found in Ivory Coast West Africa. They where used in the African trade during the 1800’s. During the trading period of the 1800’s these beads would have been traded for items such as gold, Ivory, spices,  and passages into certain parts…


Krobo flower design beads

Beautiful fancy flowers decorate these Krobo powder glass beads. You may ask, “What are powder glass beads?”  They are recycled glass bottles that have been pulverized into powder and poured into a disk shaped ceramic mold. The next step is to fire them in a mud oven until the powder glass fuses together to form a…



These are fine authentic European Matched Glass seed beads. The beads pictured here are emerald translucent seed beads which were made in Europe during the mid 1900’s. The colors are rare. These would be ideal for jewelry design. The length of this strand is 24 inches long. The average size of each bead is 5mm.


Krobo Beads  These are authentic Beautiful fancy Eye West African Trade bead. These beads are made from powder glass. Each Bead was hand made in the Kroboland in Ghana West Africa. These pieces were then hand strung. 100% hand made. These beads mearsure 14×13 mm diameter. 28. inches long necklace.