Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

Charlotte Dakin-Norris
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  • Oxfordshire
  • United Kingdom
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Scented paste beads

Started Sep 22, 2016 0 Replies

I have found a series of 3 Tunisian Youtube videos regarding scented paste beads which I haven't come across before - I wonder if anyone can help me with a translation of the recipe please?  Here's a…Continue

"Beauty and belief: the endangered tradition of Omani silver jewellery"

Started this discussion. Last reply by ingrid Langerak Jan 21, 2016. 5 Replies

I have just found an interesting article written in 2011 - "Beauty and belief: the endangered tradition of Omani silver jewellery" by Aude Mongiatti, Fahmida Suleman and Nigel Meeks, and I thought…Continue

 

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Charlotte Dakin-Norris commented on Cordelia Donohoe's photo
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Carved amber

"I see - I wouldn't want to wear them without a little soak in bicarb first then! Thank you for sharing...it would be all too easy to accept them as genuine without the heads up."
Wednesday
Charlotte Dakin-Norris commented on Cordelia Donohoe's photo
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Carved amber

"Very interesting to see! Am I correct that the dark red beads are old, but the lighter carved spots show that the resin has not oxidised yet, and therefore the spots are new?"
Apr 19
Charlotte Dakin-Norris commented on Stefany Tomalin's blog post THE COVER OF MY NEW BOOK...coming out this week
"Dear Stefany, This looks like a book to add to my collection! Would a bank transfer within the UK might be ok for you (no Paypal fees)? Charlotte"
Oct 4, 2016
Charlotte Dakin-Norris posted a discussion

Scented paste beads

I have found a series of 3 Tunisian Youtube videos regarding scented paste beads which I haven't come across before - I wonder if anyone can help me with a translation of the recipe please?  Here's a link to the 3 videos:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEckhrJr3E4https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h579uXOozHs…See More
Sep 22, 2016
Charlotte Dakin-Norris commented on Charlotte Dakin-Norris's video
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Making a Tagmout Bead - Part 1

"Thank you Ingrid. There is a part 2 however it is on someone else's phone as mine ran out of space! I'm hoping that Ellie will upload it soon."
Sep 7, 2016
Charlotte Dakin-Norris commented on Anjali's photo
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Yemeni Bead

"Dear Anjali, thank you for the update! I love the granulation on your bead - such a lot of work went into it."
Sep 7, 2016
Charlotte Dakin-Norris commented on Anjali's photo
Sep 2, 2016
Charlotte Dakin-Norris commented on Anjali's photo
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Yemeni Bead

"Dear Anjali, I have just spotted this necklace on Etsy - the seller has identified them as Himachal Pradesh beads, just to add to the mystery. I also spotted your bead on ebay and was watching it although I did not bid on it. It is a curious…"
Sep 2, 2016
Charlotte Dakin-Norris posted a video

Making a Tagmout Bead - Part 1

Moroccan artisan making a Tagmout bead using traditional methods and white metal. Filmed in Taroudant, Morocco on 11th April 2016.
Jul 10, 2016
Charlotte Dakin-Norris commented on Preethi's photo
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An original, a semi-original and an interpretation

"What a wonderful collection! I think that you have done a great job restringing the one on the left. It is a dilemma whether to restore pieces that are in original but unwearable condition, or leave them as is. But the latter would prevent the…"
Feb 23, 2016
Charlotte Dakin-Norris commented on Betty's photo
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After a long search...

"A very lovely necklace, and wonderful that it is in such original and excellent condition."
Feb 16, 2016
Charlotte Dakin-Norris commented on berberia's photo
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Mauritanian tisbeh

"What wonderful tassels! They really compliment the agate and amber beads. A beautful piece."
Feb 11, 2016
Charlotte Dakin-Norris commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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IMG_3801Ethiopian/Somalian/Yemen large silver antique Murias (Wedding necklaces)

"Beautiful! Thank you for sharing more of your treasures!"
Feb 11, 2016
Charlotte Dakin-Norris commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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IMG_3799 Ethiopian old silver telsums, of rare decoration.

"Dear Ingrid, these are very different - I love the textures particularly the bigger telsum on the top left! Where are they from?"
Feb 11, 2016
Charlotte Dakin-Norris commented on ingrid Langerak's photo
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Ethiopian telsums, 18kt gold copies of antique silver pcs.

"Dear Ingrid, these are exquisite, and somehow have a different character to their silver cousins! Your goldsmith is highly skilled; working with filigrain and granulation is very labour intensive, fiddly and straining on the eyes! It also requires…"
Feb 9, 2016

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Which types of jewellery especially interest you?
Silver, glass, mixed media
Jewels from which regions interest you?
Africa, Asia, India, Ancient Greece

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At 19:23 on December 4, 2014, ingrid Langerak said…

Charlotte, I think somewhere it crosses Peter's mail and didn.t get into my friends contact.  Can you invite me once again please?

At 19:21 on December 4, 2014, ingrid Langerak said…

Charlotte, I am very pleased  you became my friend on this site.

Gr. Ingrid

At 17:03 on December 4, 2014, Peter Hoesli said…

Dear Charlotte; I have posted some of my Omani necklaces... Enjoy! Peter

 
 
 

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