Beautiful antique Venetian millefiori beads from the African trade. Jack DeWitt has done a most beautiful series of bead photos (many Picard collection beads) that he offers as bead photo blank cards with envelope.
I think I could make these by pressing indentations into rolled cane. "Antique Venetian seven layer chevron drawn cane bead collected from Africa. Sometimes these seven layer chevron beads are referred to as 'Trade Beads'.
24 Lion's Tooth Pendants Old DR Congo African Museum Exihibit
Here is a varied ground of very nice antique silver beads from Yemen. The decorative elements, some done with hammering and others with soldered additions are always interesting and very specific to the region.
Mariko Kusumoto: Translucent Explorations II / Meet the Artist February pm at Mobilia Gallery
"I love stripes by Van den Heuvel Daphne.And I love the contrast between the shirt and her face!
Africa - women's armbands from the Kirdi people of Northern Cameroon.
OOAK Rare mixed beads strand old by MetalPearlsFireStone.