Sunday, June 28, 2009

A Bit of the Latest Jewelry Collection

I have been hard at work lately designing new fusion jewelry pieces with antique trade beads found at Ilha de Moçambique and Ghana, semi-precious stones, pearls and silver. My goal is to make massive amounts of jewelry in my last few months here in Maputo and try to sell nearly everything prior to heading back to the US.

If you are in Mozambique and interested in viewing or purchasing an Alexandra Amaro original, please email alexandra@alexandraamaro.com or leave a comment here. I do custom-designed pieces and have a small inventory on-hand to show. I will also be doing several fairs and events prior to September, so please leave a comment or send an email with your contact info if you'd like to be notified.
If you are outside Mozambique, you can purchase pieces at my Etsy site here. New pieces will be added to the site after September.

Stay tuned for more!

Cluster-style earrings with antique Ilha de Moçambique trade beads, turquoise, sterling silver.

Cluster-style earrings with antique Ilha de Moçambique trade beads, pearls, sterling silver.

Sterling silver spiral-wrapped Hebron trade beads (300+ years old) found at Ilha de Moçambique, turquoise, Hill Tribes fine silver pendant

Bracelet with a mix of antique trade beads found at Ilha de Moçambique, sterling silver.

Custom-designed assymetrical necklace with a mix of antique Ilha de Moçambique trade beads and Hill Tribes fine silver.

Detail of assymetrical necklace.

Triple-strand fusion bracelets with antique Ilha de Moçambique trade beads, semi-precious stones (white with pearls, red with garnets, blue with sodalite) and silver accents.

Bracelet with a mix of antique trade beads found at Ilha de Moçambique, garnets, sterling silver.

Sterling silver spiral-wrapped antique Ilha de Moçambique trade beads, pearls, Hill Tribes fine silver textured drop.

Skunk beads (originally made in Venice, found in Ilha de Moçambique), Swarovski pearls, sterling silver.

Sterling silver spiral-wrapped antique Ilha de Moçambique trade beads, Swarovski crystals, chrysocolla lance-shaped drops.

Mix of antique trade beads from Mozambique Island (made to imitate porcelian), sterling silver wire links, howlite carved rose.

Necklace with mix of blackwood (pau preto) discs from Nampula Province, soapstone rings from Manica Province, resin beads and sterling silver wire work.

Necklace set with mix of Ilha de Moçambique antique trade beads, freshwater pearls, sterling silver.

Detail of Ilha de Moçambique white and pearl mix necklace.


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi,
your work is beautiful. at the risk of sounding tacky, what is the price range for the necklaces? they appear very delicate. i was just asking since if price was not an issue i would take them all, :). hope the fairs go well.
MPM

Ali la Loca said...

~MPM - Not a tacky question at all, just a difficult one to answer. All of my pieces are one-of-a-kind and therefore each one has a specific price according to rarity of materials, labor intensity, etc.

In general, the necklaces I do for the Mozambican market start at around US$40 and go through about US$150 for the most complex designs.

I'd love to show you some of my work and, perhaps, do some custom designs with you. You can email me at alexandra@alexandraamaro.com or at the email on this blog.

Thanks!

laundrygirl said...

These are amazing! I hope you'll stock up on beads to bring to the US when you move!

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