Contemporary African necklaces 

Contemporary necklaces 

Gem necklaces

Vintage Chinese Miniature Vase necklaces

Electroplated Iridescent Agate Necklaces

Rare bead necklaces

Karma necklaces

 
 
 
 
 
 
African Mali clay bead
with sterling silver, rare glass, ostrich egg shell beads & chain
Length: 26.5 inches - $80
African Mali clay necklace
African Mali clay, glass, stone, bone and sterling silver beads
Length: 24 inches - $75
Turkman Necklace
Turkman gold & silver, faceted turquoise and amber, and coral beads
Length: 19 inches - $250
African beaded necklace
Kenyan clay beads
Boule brass (Ghana), handmade clay beads/batik bone (Kenya), fish vertebrae, coral and graduated glass pearl beads
Length: 21 inches - $75
Graduated African necklace
Graduated African necklace with brass, turquoise, amber, Kenyan clay, antique coins
Length: 28 inches - $150
African brass pendant necklace
Lobi tribe brass pendant (W. Africa). Beads: resin amber capped beads (Tibet), brass boule sun moon design, (Ghana)
Batik bone/ Ostrich egg shell/handmade clay beads, shells (Kenya)
Length: 21 inches. - $150
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Funky repurposed metal necklace
Funky repurposed metal necklace with turquoise, pearl & wire handmade beads
Length: 23 inches - $75
Dangle scarab necklace
Dangle scarab necklace with bone, horn, brass
Length: 28 inches - $175
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Egyptian necklace with Roman glass
Solid brass 2-sided carved
Egyptian pendant, ancient Roman glass, stone carved scarab
Length: 25 inches - $250
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Faceted Iolite and trade bead neckla
Old African trade bead, faceted Iolite, carnelian, ostrich eggshell with sterling silver clasp
Length: 18 inches - $90
Faceted Labradorite necklace
Faceted Labradorite, pearls, sterling silver spacers
Length: 16 inches - $325
Double strand Kyanite & silver neckl
Hammered silver pendant, faceted and polished Kyanite, marcasite, sterling silver beads & components
Length: 18.5 inches - $350
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Vintage Chinese vase necklace – pale
Pale yellow miniature vase with flower design on fancy chain
Length: 25 inches - $65
Vintage Chinese vase necklace – pale
Pale green/bird & flower design
Length: 25 inches - $50
Gold necklace with vintage Chinese
Vintage Chinese cloisonné vase pendant with new 14k gold filled chain and clasp
Length: 19 inches - $75
Vintage Chinese vase necklace - rust
Copper/flower design with matching chainLength: 25 inches - $50
Vintage Chinese vase necklace - blac
Black/flower design
Length: 23 inches - $50
Vintage Chinese vase necklace – fore
Forest green/flower design on double chain
Length: 21 inches - $50
Vintage Chinese vase necklace – roya
Royal blue/flower design
Length: 18 inches - $50
Vintage Chinese vase necklace – roya
Round Royal Blue/flower design
Length: 23 inches - $50
Vintage Chinese vase necklace – sky
Sky blue/bird design
Length: 24 inches - $50
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Teal electroplated agate necklace
Teal pendant, gold chips, druzy round beads
Length: 22 inches - $150
Electroplated iridescent Agate neckl
Purple chips, faceted crystal, copper
Length: 18 inches - $60
Electroplated iridescent Agate neckl
Gold pendants, gold & purple chips, faceted crystal
Length: 22 inches - $150
Electroplated iridescent Agate neckl
Gold pendants, gold & purple chips, faceted crystal, double chain
Length: 22 inches - $150
Electroplated iridescent Agate neck
Gold & purple chips, faceted crystal, fancy chain
Length: 18 inches - $80
Electroplated iridescent Agate neckl
Gold & purple chips, faceted crystal
Length: 18 inches - $60
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Unisex rare bokeh mosaic glass neckl
Unisex rare bokeh mosaic glass, bone, antique Afghan wound glass, antiqued chain and metal components
Length: 20 inches - $175
Unisex Afghani Amulet
Unisex antique Afghani silver chain with fish/ charm amulet, African glass trade & coil beads
Length: 19 inches - $225
Unisex Roman shards necklac
Ancient Roman shards, rare eye of God, rare Islamic mosaic, antique Afghani glass, ostrich egg shell and handmade Kenyan beads with Ethiopian metal tubes
Length: 25.5 inches. - $85
Unisex rare African trade beads and
Unisex rare African trade beads and brass men’s rite-of-passage amulet
Length: 23 inches - $80
Unisex Ancient Islamic eye bead with
Unisex ancient blue Islamic stratified eye bead with antique Afghani silver components

Length: 23 inches - $75
Ancient Granite pendant necklace 1
Unisex rare 1900’s African granite pendant with handmade chain from Ghana
Length: 27 inches - $130
Unisex double Hebron glass necklace
Unisex double Hebron glass necklace
Rare old Palestinian Hebron glass, bone, brass and ostrich egg shell beads
Length: 25.5 inches. - $180
Unisex Islamic eye bead with amulet
Unisex ancient green Islamic stratified eye bead with rare Nigerian brass men’s rite-of-passage amulet
Length: 26 inches - $75
Unisex rare African components neckl
necklace with antique trade venetian eye beads & rare Nigerian men’s rite of passage amulet.
Length: 26 inches - &75
Unisex rare Afghani Pegasus stamp se
Unisex very rare ancient Afghani hand-carved seal Pegasus pendant with African recycled glass, brass baule, stone, inlaid bone tribal beads from Tibet
Length: 23 inches - $250
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Streaming Iolite
Lenght: 19+"
Beads: hand-blown glass, bone, faceted Iolite, stone, sterling silver
Repurposed: chain, metal discs - $200
Carnelian Clarification
Carnelian Links/chain Karma
Beads: hand-blown glass, bone, polished CarnelianRepurposed: metal components
Length: 17.5" - $200
Ancient Chevron
Lenght: 19.5"
Beads: hand-blown glass, bone, amber, glass
Repurposed: metal components - $200
Orbits of Kyanite
Length: 19"
Beads: hand-blown glass, bone, Apatite
Repurposed: metal components - $200
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Silk Road Travels Silk Road Travels
Length: 19.5"
Beads: hand-blown glass, bone, Indian glass, contemporary glass chevrons from Nepal
Repurposed: metal components - $200
Carnelian Harmony
Length: 20"
Beads: hand-blown glass, bone, Carnelian, brass
Repurposed: metal components
Glistening River
Length: 19"
Beads: 3 hand-blown glass, bone
Repurposed: metal components - $200
Trade Secrets
Length: 19.5"
Beads: hand-blown glass, bone, antique Venetian African trade beads, contemporary glass from Nepal, ostrich egg shell, brass African Baule sun/moon design
Repurposed: metal components - $200
Krobo Envy
Beads: hand-blown glass, Malachite, Krobo powder glass from Ghana
Repurposed: metal components - $150
Amber trades
Length: 21.5"
Beads: hand-blown glass, bone, antique African trade beads, amber nuggets
Repurposed: metal components - $200
Golden Trio
Length: 20"
Beads: 3 hand-blown glass, bone
Repurposed: metal components - $200
Himalayan Treasures
Lenght: 20"
Beads: hand-blown glass, bone, Carnelian w/ silver ends from Nepal, polished Carnelian
Repurposed: metal components - $200
Blue Fragments
Lenght: 19.5+"
Beads: hand-blown glass, bone, wood, glass
Repurposed: metal components - $200
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Jody Mitchell

"I am in a relationship with beads, and it is complicated.

For the longest time, I tried my best to avoid the beads I adored from a distance. Too many choices, too busy raising kids, and a tendency to become overly infatuated. More than twenty years later, I have learned to trust my heart rather than my head when choosing beads. My kids are grown, and I am still captivated by those enticing pierced objects.

​The process of creating jewelry is very gratifying for me. It is an exercise in patience, tenacity, problem solving, and the joy of repurposing. I can’t say it is relaxing or fun but it is, nevertheless, very rewarding.

​For the longest time I did not consider myself an artist because I do not create the individual components that make up my jewelry, or create the designs in advance. For me, it is more of an intuitive process. I have a talent for taking various available objects and putting them together in a way that makes them aesthetically pleasing. 

But aesthetically pleasing is not enough to motivate me. I have a strong affinity for rare and ancient beads. They are a tangible piece of our world history. Where did they come from, how were they made, what meaning did they hold for their makers and owners? Were they used just as an adornment, or as a symbol of an important ritual, an accomplishment, or an exchange of goods between our ancestors?

​If beads could talk..."

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