drape multi-colored glass bead necklace
These colorful, sometimes bulbous, sometimes flat, beads are vibrant and full of life, and have been used to make this elegant multi-layered necklace with leather detailing. Traditionally worn by Fulani women of West Africa during their wedding ceremonies, these women can still be seen walking down the road or selling their wares in market wearing bright beads. These beads originate from Murano, Italy and came down to West Africa during the 19th century by means of trade. Our necklaces combine antique and new beads which give these necklaces both value and shine.