Thursday, June 03, 2010

Mozambique Island: Summer 2010 Collection

Here's a little preview of the latest antique Mozambique Island trade bead jewelry over at Alexandra Amaro.

I find such pleasure in figuring out how to transform these special old beads, especially since no two are exactly alike and many are so weathered by the centuries under the Indian Ocean that it's hard to imagine them in an elegant design. By mixing them with silver, gemstones and pearls they take on a new life, dressed up and ready for cocktail parties and jet-setting holidays.

Blue Tesouro Necklace - antique trade beads, lapis lazuli, freshwater and swarovski pearls, sodalite, sterling silver

Black Tesouro Necklace - antique trade beads, onyx, freshwater and swarovski pearls, smoky quartz, sterling silver

Fiesta Tesouro Necklace - antique trade beads, lapis lazuli, coral, turquoise, angelite, sterling silver

Fiesta Fada Bracelet - antique trade beads, lapis lazuli, coral, turquoise, angelite, sterling silver

I am in the process of listing these and many more pieces from the Summer 2010 collection on the Alexandra Amaro site. Have a look and let me know what you think!

5 comments:

laundrygirl said...

Ooohh that blue necklace makes me think of Greece! They are all so beautiful and definitely "summer". I can see the multicolored bracelet displayed on white sand...

aimeeshealthyliving said...

gorgeous!

Meg said...

I love them!

--jenna said...

ooh, fiesta! love it!

Ali la Loca said...

Thanks so much, everyone. I really appreciate your feedback!