Working with these Tribal theme ceramic charms has been a very interesting exercise in design for me. I tried several ways to complement the rustic beauty of these masks. After much back and forth with various textures and forms, I arrived at the conclusion that anything I was doing by way of "embellishment" was actually taking away from their beauty. For weeks, these masks stared at me from my beading table, wearing the various "getups" I tried on them. Nothing felt right.
Hence, as is said in the artistic world about good design being knowing when to walk away from "designing", I decided to simply attach earring hooks and have the wearer celebrate the simplicity and inherent beauty of these masks.
These ceramic charms were made in Lithuania by the wonderful ceramic artist Lina Macijauskiene.
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Artisan Ceramic Tribal Mask Earrings, Bold Rustic Tribal Earrings, Handmade Long Gypsy Earrings, Ethnic Primitive Warrior Tribal Shield
Add a special earth-friendly touch to your gifts this year with repurposable packaging.
The jewelry box is a Shamrock brand durable box lined with tarnish resistant foam padding that you can continue to store your pieces in for years.
The red felt snowflake can be used as a coaster or as a tree ornament when strung in the cotton baker's twine.
The fabric gifts will be packed in FabStitches theme packaging and black organza bags tied with the same snowflake and tags.
This necklace features twenty seven old (made in 1900s) but in good condition African Kiffa beads used in combination with four red African Wedding Beads from Mali and Lapis Lazuli gemstone beads to bring out the blue. Each pair of beads in this necklace is separated with a gold plated copper bead/disc. Antique gold finish bead cones and a shiny gold finish hook clasp complete this resplendent red, blue and yellow piece.
The rich, vibrant colors of authentic handmade African Kiffa beads coordinate very well with the warmth of gold, red and deep blue and make this unique necklace a heirloom worthy piece for your wardrobe. It has a length of approx. 19 inches.
Kiffa beads are rare African powder glass beads, named after the Mauritanian city of Kiffa, and were first documented in 1949 by French ethnologist R. Mauny. They represent one of the highest levels of ingenuity and artistic skill in the art of making beads as they are created in open fires using simple tools and recycled from materials like pulverized European glass beads or their fragments, bottle glass, pottery shards, tin cans, twigs, steel needles in combination with gum arabic.
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