My friend in France, Solange, sent me some amazing beads as a gift. I wasn't expecting them and was so excited when they arrived!
Solange sent me a number of African trade beads, handmade brass beads, and shells. I've started using some, so they're not all in the photo.
My favorite has to be the trade beads. They're so colorful and charming. I love that they're handmade, and each one is different than the next. But also they're filled with history.
Solange has more of these beautiful beads in her shop. She has also used some in her own designs. I love them! It's the perfect time of year to add some color to my jewelry, too. Watch this space! :)