Handmade beaded hoop earrings with ‘African music vinyl’ beads stacked on sterling silver hammered hoops.
1 7/8” diameter
Made in United States
Africa is home to some of the largest bead markets in the world! Recycled vinyl beads are commonly found in countries like Ghana and Nigeria. There are various forms of vinyl beads and some are even made from recycled phonograph records.
In many countries across Africa, vinyl bead strand jewelry is worn almost like a mood ring. Each individual color of vinyl bead strands have different meanings and can represent one's mood or intentions. Blue vinyl beads stand for love, harmony, togetherness and peace. Black vinyl beads are said to represent spiritual energy and emotional maturity. Maroon tones stand for healing and mother earth. Purple vinyl beads are said to represent everything feminine and royalty. Pink vinyl beads are said to indicate mildness and feminine qualities. Red vinyl bead strands stand for spirituality and passion. Gold vinyl bead strands stand for wealth, high status, fertility and spiritual purity. Yellow vinyl beads are associated with intelligence, beauty and preciousness. Green vinyl bead strands signify harvest and spiritual growth. Grey colored vinyl beads are used to symbolize healing. Silver vinyl beads are often associated with peace, purity and joy and white vinyl beads often stand for cleansing, festivity and pureness.
Artaya is an artist-designed collection of jewelry and art. Handmade by Dana, her concrete jungle style merges bold details with minimalist shapes.
All of our jewelry comes boxed and ribboned, ready for giving (or keeping)!