Chrysalis Tribal Jewelry




Tribal Jewelry

colorful beaded jewelry for casual wear, and the youthful spirit.


For 2020, I have decided that tribal jewelry need not be limited to adults, although adult women are still the majority of my customers. Over the winter, I began making brightly colored beaded necklaces and bracelets as gifts for the pre-school age girls at our church. And a few pieces for little boys too; they really like the name bracelets. So, I will be adding a section for the "Tribal Tots", and also a section for "Tribal  Teens", which will include some simpler versions of my designs with age appropriate price tags.


My adventure with jewelry making began with a fascination for ancient cultures, their art and jewelry, inspires me to create my own interpretations of rustic, tribal and even primitive adornments, from a new perspective. I combine rare old African pendants and beads with artisan glass, ceramic, and metal from present day artists. I often use my own handmade components with vintage African trade beads, Roman glass, handmade clay beads, recycled glass and metal beads from Ethiopia, Morocco and Ghana.


This year, along with the old and new tribal beads, and the artisan metal components, I am infusing a generous amount of natural cut semi-precious stones and Mykonos Greek ceramic and cast bronze and pewter beads for the tribal connoisseurs. And I will be adding more premium Czech glass, and acrylic beads for the younger novices. So the adventure continues, with some new age groups in our circle.


Gloria Ewing