After breaking for the holidays ( yes and beyond the holidays ) I’m back to working with the beads from Mali. I am making several necklaces for the owner of the Mali beads, and there will be several that will be a variation of the necklace above: Simple annealed black steel and accents from my bead stash. Very, very simple which i think suits these modest beads, which are made from recycled glass. Many of them have a very “rough” texture and all of them have small imperfections that add to their world charm. Next up is a similar necklace without the accent beads, and there are 3 more designs to follow.
Second necklace with all Mali beads and smaller links can be paired with the smaller one, or either one can be worn separately.
Here is another arrangement that is more of a focal pendant idea. I am thinking I’ll use some kind of cord or ribbon attached to the links at the top…at least that is what I am thinking at the moment. I also want to darken the copper so it is not so bright.
I went off on another direction after I found some glass squares and started playing around with them.