THE RILEY/LAND COLLECTION
These hand-carved and hand-painted beads made by artists in Cameroon are the perfect addition to your life in any way you want to use them!
The story goes, I was on vacation with my family on St. Simons Island in Georgia. While we were out exploring the park by their pier, we happened upon an art festival. I met a man, an artist from Cameroon, who had a collection of the most beautiful handcrafted beads. Quickly, I snagged several strings and posted them for my folks on Facebook. Within hours, I had sold nearly all of them. So I took myself back to the park and got all the beads I could buy.
My original intent was to drape them over a stack of books, but people have been using them for all kinds of things. When I brought them back to the house where I was staying with my family, my niece and her roommate immediately put them on as necklaces and my Mama filled a big bowl full of them as a centerpiece for the dining table. Whatever tickles your fancy, these beads will be a beautiful addition to your life - or home. To embrace their Cameroonian roots, each design is named after a city in the West African country.
Because these pieces are handcrafted from natural materials, each string of beads may have a little variation in color, size, or length. Each piece is unique!
Each string of beads is approximately 24 inches long.
*These beads are made from recycled Coca-Cola bottles.