Runway Collection River Streams

Dramatic arrangement of collectible "white heart" beads (red w/white center) with eye-catching, bold tassel featuring a mix of glass and metal beads.  The strands of White Hearts are anchored with tattooed bone strips and meet at mid-torso.  They connect to the finial-inspired tassel with multiple strands of heishi beads on an antique men's brass ring.   Metal heishi beads are used generously for function and eye-catching detail throughout the construction of the necklace.  Handmade brass discs with beaded edges add a dramatic contrast. Decorative hand painted African glass beads provide a more subtle accent.

Inspired by picture of streams of rivers feeding into Lake Chivero in Zimbabwe.

Designed and hand made in Cape Town by Guidemore Chigama. Trained as an engineer Guidemore is self-taught and produces necklaces laden with new patterns, colors and designs of his own. He uses recycled glass and old African trading beads as well as upcycling found objects to create contemporary unique pieces.