AnnsEthnicJewellery

Handmade Ethnic Jewellery, made from the heart

Canberra, ACT | 27 Sales

AnnsEthnicJewellery

Handmade Ethnic Jewellery, made from the heart

Canberra, ACT 27 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Ann Walker

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Announcement    The origin of beads goes back to the dawn of time, they have been used as ornamental or talismans to protect the wearer.
I sourced my beads/silver/brass whilst living in Africa for 10 yrs and Cambodia for 2. Rummaging through dusty dark rooms with boxes full of silver and beads. I have spent many days in the souks of Morocco, with the Maasai in Kenya, the Russian Market, Phnom Penh, the Himba tribe of Namibia and in Jaisalmer in Western India. I am addicted to designing and incorporating these 'finds' into "AnnsEthnicJewellery". I hope you enjoy wearing my creations as much as I enjoy making them, and one thing I do know is, you will receive many compliments.

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Last updated on 19 Jan, 2016

The origin of beads goes back to the dawn of time, they have been used as ornamental or talismans to protect the wearer.
I sourced my beads/silver/brass whilst living in Africa for 10 yrs and Cambodia for 2. Rummaging through dusty dark rooms with boxes full of silver and beads. I have spent many days in the souks of Morocco, with the Maasai in Kenya, the Russian Market, Phnom Penh, the Himba tribe of Namibia and in Jaisalmer in Western India. I am addicted to designing and incorporating these 'finds' into "AnnsEthnicJewellery". I hope you enjoy wearing my creations as much as I enjoy making them, and one thing I do know is, you will receive many compliments.

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I design necklaces with tribal beads, silver and brass.

We moved to live in Africa from 1999-2011 and whilst there I sourced some wonderful and unusual items of silver, beads and textiles.
I walked miles down dusty laneways of markets and travelled to far flung areas of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Namibia, India and Cambodia. We lived close to where Livingston met Stanley at Ujiji on Lake Tangynika, Tanzania and spent time with the Himba tribe in Northern Namibia, walking the souks of Morocco and the markets of India and Cambodia, rummaging through dusty boxes for the treasures I now bring to you.
We have lived in isolated places on the Congo border and once when lost a Maasai jumped into the back of our vehicle to help with directions. We were driving through bush and scrub and he told us to stop at a mud hut which was almost hidden. This was a local very smokey "cafe" with no windows and no chimney and a Maasai cooking fresh chapatti and chai, it was the best we ever tasted. The Maasai guy wanted my sunglasses, so I exchanged them for the necklace he was wearing, which now hangs on my wall.
I am a self taught jewellery artist who loves to design with tribal and primitive pieces.
I hope you enjoy my work as much as I love designing "Ann'sEthnicJewellery"

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