Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Poster Sketch: African Metal

I have consulted my crystal ball* and we have a winner! Congratulations to Pixiloo of A Work in Progress, who has won a fun selection of tribal beads. Thank you so much to everyone who entered!

This month, I asked what your favorite cultural influences are. With so many beading techniques from all around the world, it's not surprising that your answers were so varied and unique. Pixiloo says that one of her favorite inspirations is African metal beads.

Not only are these beauties the ultimate in upcycling, but they have a gorgeous rustic quality to them, with an underlying nobility. I had a look around for some examples of African metal beads, and found a these delightful designs:

Ivory Coast Collection


Happy beading!

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1 comment:

  1. Fascinating! I love African beads but have never used metal ones. This post definitely will make me re-think that! Thanks for sharing, Morti.

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