Off White Goomba Bead Necklace with African Coins
The African Goomba beads are made from glass and are a creamy off white color. They are about 3 to 4 mm in diameter.
The British West African coins date from 1920-1950. The are about 20mm in diameter. They have dates and inscriptions -"Federation of Nigeria" etc. and the natural patina represents their age. They are a base metal.
I have hand strung these beads on beading wire and finish them with a copper lobster clasp and ring.
Necklace Length: 33" from end to end including the clasp.
My name is Kathy Bankston, and I am a metalsmith and lampwork bead maker. All my items are completely handmade by me from start to finish. I do everything, from designing and sketching, to sawing every little piece out with a hand saw, filing and shaping, and soldering it all together. My glass beads are made from Effetre soda glass and are kiln annealed in my studio. Many of my items are one of a kind, only a few are designs that I will make several of, and even they are unique because it is made by hand each time.