Africa – Grouping 2

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Seed beads from Ethiopia, round focal beads from Ghana

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Round beads crafted in the lost-wax tradition from Ghana

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Mixed copper, brass and silver seed beads from Ethiopia

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Mixed copper, brass and silver seed beads from Ethiopia

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Bottom necklace made with Ethiopian cross and seed beads.

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Africa – Grouping 1

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This piece has the patron St. Isadoro (Spain) charm, (representing Isadore the farmer, Isadore the laborer/field hand), patron saint of the crops, and of agriculture. I was especially drawn to this piece because of my intense interest in the labeling of GMO foods… specifically, to date, corn, ¬†High Fructose Corn Syrup, canola, soy, cotton and sugar beets.

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African seed beads and om charm with lapis stone

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African beaded necklace

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African beads with American crafted Love charm

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African beads with Heart/love cross

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African beads with 5 pointed star

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