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Originally from Austria, my husband and I lived in Africa for more than 20 years. During that time, I collected a wide variety of beads and fascinating cultural components. When returning to Austria I decided to use my collection to make unique wearable art, most with an African flair. However, lately I have been very much attracted/inspired by the Far East

My favorite beads are coral, amber, African amber, and especially antique Venetian millefiori glass beads sent to Africa for trade. Beads have existed in Africa from ancient times but between the 1500s to the mid-1800s, it is estimated that fifteen million slaves were shipped from Africa to the Americas in exchange for European glass beads. While a wide variety of beads…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 28
  • Joined November 21, 2008

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antique Venetian glass beads, Trade Beads from the African Trade, gemstone, silver and gold, coral and amber, antique ethnic elements from the Far East

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About



http://www.facebook.com/beadart.austria

Originally from Austria, my husband and I lived in Africa for more than 20 years. During that time, I collected a wide variety of beads and fascinating cultural components. When returning to Austria I decided to use my collection to make unique wearable art, most with an African flair. However, lately I have been very much attracted/inspired by the Far East

My favorite beads are coral, amber, African amber, and especially antique Venetian millefiori glass beads sent to Africa for trade. Beads have existed in Africa from ancient times but between the 1500s to the mid-1800s, it is estimated that fifteen million slaves were shipped from Africa to the Americas in exchange for European glass beads. While a wide variety of beads are still being made throughout Africa today, and you will find these new beads in my desgins also, the antique trade beads are very valuable and sought after by collectors.

I also enjoy working with gemstones by combining them with ethnic elements. My favorite metal beads are silver or gilded silver beads from Bali. I hope you enjoy viewing my jewelry and perhaps wearing one of my unique pieces soon. Thank you for visiting my shop, but you can see many more designs and my part of my private collection in my website beadart-austria.com

I just would like to add one point: all my necklaces are designed by me - however, I have found that they have been copied recently, also here on Etsy. If you want to have the original - Beadartaustria Designs are yours!

I am happy to do layaways but bad experience has taught me to ask for USD 50 as advance payment, forfeited if the prospective buyer does not fulfil her/his obligation.




I am always willing to consider offers on my items. So if you see something you like, but have a different price in mind, let me know and we might be able to work something out.

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