Tribal Art and Bead Necklaces
African Art, masks, sculpture and unique handmade beaded necklaces incorporating trade beads and gemstone beads.
Shop for unique African art or stay a while and read our blog about the history of tribal masks or the origins of glass beads. All of our necklaces are handmade, one of a kind and made using the best quality multi coloured gemstones and beads.
Last Orders for Christmas:
In order to receive your orders in time for Christmas (UK) please place your orders by: 17th December (for Tribal Art) or 19th December (for Jewellery).
We're proud of our gemstone bead necklaces, jewellery and African trade beads. Whether you are looking for a sterling silver pendant necklace or a long necklace of vintage glass beads we have unique jewellery designed for individuals. From exotic gemstone necklaces to finding that African tribal necklace for your collection- we are here to help. African Odyssey aims to provide unique, one of a kind objects of beauty and quality. Our trade beads from West Africa tell a fascinating story of culture, trade and history. Our North African silver is collected from the nomadic peoples of the Sahara. When we buy or make an item of beaded jewellery we want it to be different, that's why we go to great lengths to select quality antique trade beads and vintage ethnic necklaces for our collection. We cater for individuals. No two of the necklaces we make are the same. We travel Africa and beyond to locate turquoise, amber, onyx obsidian and beaded treasures which we combined to make original necklace designs. For collectors we offer antique beaded silver necklaces from the cultures of Ethiopia as well as the nomadic Tuareg and Bedouin of North Africa. Explore our chunky bead necklaces made using antique trade beads and precious stones. We're passionate about beads and hope you enjoy our necklace range!
Our range is authentic, original and handmade to exacting standards. Our traditional African masks are carefully selected. We think African tribal art and the cultures they showcase deserve more respect. It’s not just about trade for us- we’re on a mission to learn as much as can about culture of Africa. Authentic African culture is disappearing, and we’d like to spread the word about some of the wonders we’ve witnessed. Check out our range of ritual and ceremonial African sculpture. Please do join us on social media and let us know what you think. We sell masks, African sculpture and art of all kinds.
Want to liven up your home decor with interior design that is different? Do you love the authentic and artisanal? We do. Liven up your living room with our ethnographic art. See our striking feathered hats from Burkina Faso or our unique African masks and give your friends something to talk about. If you like it simple our African headrests are a good choice. Check out our African feathered hats to tie in with your colour palette. Browse our collection of striking African stools and fabrics. We travel far and wide in North and sub-Saharan Africa to bring you the best. We hope that you share in our passion for Africa's culture. If you can't find what you are looking for please feel free to drop us a line- we'd love to hear from you.
We will never make up stories about our products. We try hard to be different and to offer you a personal and professional service. We won't pretend that our African art or necklaces are old when we know otherwise. For peace of mind we offer a simple no quibble refund policy. If you are not happy with your purchase simply return it to us within 30 days of purchase for a full refund.
People have been making glass beads for adornment for over 5000 years. Since the discovery of fire, it wasn't long before the first core-forming process of wrapping molten glass around a mandrel to form intricate designs was discovered. An important source of trade for thousands of years, antique glass beads have become highly valuable and replicas are made to this day. From the powder-glass making traditions of the Kiffa beads of Mauritania to the intricate millefiori "thousand-flower" beads of Venetian manufacturer; antique glass beads can be found comprising thousands of shapes and patterns and limited only by the imagination.
Ethnic glass bead necklace with Indian coin pendants
Antique frosted orange glass beads with matt onyx beaded ...
Aniqtue trade bead, red dutch and onyx bead necklace