April 5, 2009

ethiopian jewelry

I got the first of these necklaces on a trip to Addis Ababa with my husband and kids last year. Since then every time my husband goes to Ethiopia also goes on a mission to downtown Addis to buy me more. Metal shapes paired with amber resin create exotic and one-of-a-kind jewelry. 

The stunning metal beads are silver-plated copper and the red, yellow, orange, and black beads are amber resin. Each of these spectacular beads is a unique piece of artwork, worked each half separately and then joined together in a very artisanal process.





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