June 8, 2009

African Trade Beads - Ladies No.1 Detective Agency

I discovered the series "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" by Alexander McCall Smith recently and have been enjoying the HBO Series which is available On Demand.  The talented Jill Scott portrays Precious Ramotswe in the series and brings to life the traditionally built Mm Ramotswe from the beloved series.

The bestselling series portrays what is true, stable and genuine in an ever-shifting world.

My fascination with Precious Ramotswe and her home of Botswana lead me to the discovery of African trade beads that I have combined with sterling silver beads, horn, nut, turquoise and vintage beads to make this colorful and vibrant bracelet.  
I added a silver prayer box to hold dreams and wishes of the wearer.