Here are my first 2020 creations:
- A necklace to show off a rare Venetian elbow bead with yellow jacket "aja" disks.
- A pendant made from old African brass and two Venetian crumb beads, strung on a vintage Tuareg multi-strand leather cord.
WEll I don't know how to delete this so here are what the beads are:
7 dark green turquoise heishi, mystery faceted green stone bead, Chinese turquoise rabbit bead, Navajo? turquoise chunk, worn nueva cadiz, 3 burma jade beads, Guerrero precolumbian jade bead, pearl, precolumbian beado of unknown rough stone, small white agate pendant possibly from Mali, 5 quartz/amethyst shou beads, small Qing dynasty silver lock, 4 rose quartz shou beads, old middle eastern amethyst, Islamic?? glass eye bead, some kind of vertebra? bead, old Levantine black coral bead, orange agate bead, precolumbian Spondylus shell bead, small carnelian, 5 precolumbian scorzalite beads, ancient? old world hematite cylinder, 7 preclumbian pyrite beads, and two Qing silver hooks.
If anyone can tell me more about any of these I'd appreciate it, as always.
I'm working on a new series of animal artifacts, with gemstones and freshwater pearls. So far the response is good, and I've been on a major shopping spree looking for "like" colors: More pearls to match my gemstones, and more gems to match my pearls.
I love an excuse to go bead shopping!