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
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 necklace

African Mali clay, glass, stone, bone and sterling silver beads Length: 24 inches - $75

Turkman Necklace
Turkman Necklace

Turkman gold & silver, faceted turquoise and amber, and coral beads Length: 19 inches - $250

African beaded necklace
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

Graduated African necklace with brass, turquoise, amber, Kenyan clay, antique coins Length: 28 inches - $150

African brass pendant necklace
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

Funky repurposed metal necklace
Funky repurposed metal necklace

Funky repurposed metal necklace with turquoise, pearl & wire handmade beads Length: 23 inches - $75

Dangle scarab necklace
Dangle scarab necklace

Dangle scarab necklace with bone, horn, brass Length: 28 inches - $175

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Egyptian necklace with Roman glass
Egyptian necklace with Roman glass

Solid brass 2-sided carved Egyptian pendant, ancient Roman glass, stone carved scarab Length: 25 inches - $250

Faceted Iolite and trade bead neckla
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 necklace

Faceted Labradorite, pearls, sterling silver spacers Length: 16 inches - $325

Double strand Kyanite & silver neckl
Double strand Kyanite & silver neckl

Hammered silver pendant, faceted and polished Kyanite, marcasite, sterling silver beads & components Length: 18.5 inches - $350

Vintage Chinese vase necklace – pale
Vintage Chinese vase necklace – pale

Pale yellow miniature vase with flower design on fancy chain Length: 25 inches - $65

Vintage Chinese vase necklace – pale
Vintage Chinese vase necklace – pale

Pale green/bird & flower design Length: 25 inches - $50

Gold necklace with vintage Chinese
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
Vintage Chinese vase necklace - rust

Copper/flower design with matching chainLength: 25 inches - $50

Vintage Chinese vase necklace - blac
Vintage Chinese vase necklace - blac

Black/flower design Length: 23 inches - $50

Vintage Chinese vase necklace – fore
Vintage Chinese vase necklace – fore

Forest green/flower design on double chain Length: 21 inches - $50

Vintage Chinese vase necklace – roya
Vintage Chinese vase necklace – roya

Royal blue/flower design Length: 18 inches - $50

Vintage Chinese vase necklace – roya
Vintage Chinese vase necklace – roya

Round Royal Blue/flower design Length: 23 inches - $50

Vintage Chinese vase necklace – sky
Vintage Chinese vase necklace – sky

Sky blue/bird design Length: 24 inches - $50

Teal electroplated agate necklace
Teal electroplated agate necklace

Teal pendant, gold chips, druzy round beads Length: 22 inches - $150

Electroplated iridescent Agate neckl
Electroplated iridescent Agate neckl

Purple chips, faceted crystal, copper Length: 18 inches - $60

Electroplated iridescent Agate neckl
Electroplated iridescent Agate neckl

Gold pendants, gold & purple chips, faceted crystal Length: 22 inches - $150

Electroplated iridescent Agate neckl
Electroplated iridescent Agate neckl

Gold pendants, gold & purple chips, faceted crystal, double chain Length: 22 inches - $150

Electroplated iridescent Agate neck
Electroplated iridescent Agate neck

Gold & purple chips, faceted crystal, fancy chain Length: 18 inches - $80

Electroplated iridescent Agate neckl
Electroplated iridescent Agate neckl

Gold & purple chips, faceted crystal Length: 18 inches - $60

Unisex rare bokeh mosaic glass neckl
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 Afghani Amulet

Unisex antique Afghani silver chain with fish/ charm amulet, African glass trade & coil beads Length: 19 inches - $225

Unisex Roman shards necklac
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

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 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
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

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 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
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 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
Streaming Iolite

Lenght: 19+" Beads: hand-blown glass, bone, faceted Iolite, stone, sterling silver Repurposed: chain, metal discs - $200

Carnelian Clarification
Carnelian Clarification

Carnelian Links/chain Karma Beads: hand-blown glass, bone, polished CarnelianRepurposed: metal components Length: 17.5" - $200

Ancient Chevron
Ancient Chevron

Lenght: 19.5" Beads: hand-blown glass, bone, amber, glass Repurposed: metal components - $200

Orbits of Kyanite
Orbits of Kyanite

Length: 19" Beads: hand-blown glass, bone, Apatite Repurposed: metal components - $200

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SOLD
Silk Road Travels Silk Road Travels
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
Carnelian Harmony

Length: 20" Beads: hand-blown glass, bone, Carnelian, brass Repurposed: metal components

Glistening River
Glistening River

Length: 19" Beads: 3 hand-blown glass, bone Repurposed: metal components - $200

Trade Secrets
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
Krobo Envy

Beads: hand-blown glass, Malachite, Krobo powder glass from Ghana Repurposed: metal components - $150

Amber trades
Amber trades

Length: 21.5" Beads: hand-blown glass, bone, antique African trade beads, amber nuggets Repurposed: metal components - $200

Golden Trio
Golden Trio

Length: 20" Beads: 3 hand-blown glass, bone Repurposed: metal components - $200

Himalayan Treasures
Himalayan Treasures

Lenght: 20" Beads: hand-blown glass, bone, Carnelian w/ silver ends from Nepal, polished Carnelian Repurposed: metal components - $200

Blue Fragments
Blue Fragments

Lenght: 19.5+" Beads: hand-blown glass, bone, wood, glass Repurposed: metal components - $200

SOLD
SOLD

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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