Cross Cultural Designs' Profile

About

I have a love of 3 main things: helping others, art, and culture. Through my jewelry making I try to combine these 3 things. When possible I try to purchase Fair trade beads/beads that are not mass-produced but handmade and purchased at fair prices from the beadmakers themselves.

I use beads from around all over the globe:

-Africa (Ghana, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mali, Kenya, Tanzania to name a few)
-Asia (India, China, Tibet, etc);
-Latin America (Central America, many South American countries; Brazil)
-Europe
-Australia
-the USA
-Canada

RECYCLED/UPCYCLED and ANIMAL FRIENDLY materials on most items

-"found object" as I…

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  • Joined September 28, 2011

Favorite materials

African Beads, Cultural and Ethnic beads, Fair trade beads, Recycled and Upcycled beads, Tribal beads, Different Metals, Trade beads, Natural Materials, Found Objects, Vintage beads, Gold and Silver Colored Beads, Funky Unusual Beads, Cultural Textiles

About

I have a love of 3 main things: helping others, art, and culture. Through my jewelry making I try to combine these 3 things. When possible I try to purchase Fair trade beads/beads that are not mass-produced but handmade and purchased at fair prices from the beadmakers themselves.

I use beads from around all over the globe:

-Africa (Ghana, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mali, Kenya, Tanzania to name a few)
-Asia (India, China, Tibet, etc);
-Latin America (Central America, many South American countries; Brazil)
-Europe
-Australia
-the USA
-Canada

RECYCLED/UPCYCLED and ANIMAL FRIENDLY materials on most items

-"found object" as I made things you wouldn't normally consider beads--into beads!!

-FABULOUS beads from a piece from my own jewelry collection

-Antique/vintage beads from a piece I picked up from various antique stores, flea markets, Etsy, Yard Sales, Ebay,

I mix all kinds of these beads together into UNIQUE, CULTURAL, CREATIVE JEWELRY, PROVING THAT IF BEADS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD CAN SIT TOGETHER ON A WIRE, THEN SO CAN PEOPLE!! :) All proceeds go right back to purchasing more supplies to create more "wearable art" and support ethical and fair fashion accessories.

***I am currently making made to order items ONLY and am not taking ANY custom orders at this time. What you see currently available in the shop is order ready and not eligible to be customized.

Thanks for visiting!

Blessings~Love & Light

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