Hot off the Bench! Exotic and Ethnic African Cross and Copal Amber Resin Jewelry Collection

I just got this fantastic vintage Ethiopian Cross and had to use it right away! So I made this simple but bold statement necklace with gorgeous copal amber resin from Kenya, intriguing black and white clay beads from Mali and rustic brass beads from Ghana. And then I designed a primitive style bracelet and some exotic earrings to go!

As these one-of-a-kind pieces are chock full of African soul, I named the collection Alkebu-lan, which is the ancient name for Africa and it means "mother of mankind" or "garden of Eden."

July 28, 2020 — Kelly Conedera