Tag Archives: unusual jewelry

Worktable Previews: Recycled Records

I’ve been having a wonderful time working with (and selling!) some newly designed necklaces with an African theme. People in Nigeria have managed to come up with some of the most ingeniously recycled beads we’re likely to find anywhere. They’re made of old phonograph records–either vulcanite rubber or the more modern vinyl–cut into hundreds or […]

Christmas Party On Your Wrist…

It’s as hot as all-get-out here, but that hasn’t stopped me from stocking up on those little seasonal wonders, the Christmas beads. Christmas bead strands originated in Ghana, where they are also often called “Love Beads.” There, they’re more often used to decorate the home as opposed to being worn. I don’t really think they […]