I just wanted to let you know that I’m currently traveling in Africa, so I haven’t done any updates or desperately needed fix ups on this website of late. I will be in Italy on March the 21st, from there on I hope to give you some good blog updates on the big Murano Magic Workshop Extravaganza.
So, today I’m in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I’ve been here for about 2 amazing weeks and though they don’t make glass beads here, it’s been fascinating to see the tribes of the south wearing great beaded adornments that they make themselves with bright seed beads. I have managed however to buy a red white-heart beaded necklace from Sidane (?) and also some loose red white-heart beads and from an antique shop today. I’m quite happy with these. But I’ve been told that Kenyans make glass beads so maybe one day I’ll get there to see it for myself.
Tomorrow I’m off to Tanzania to do a safari – hopefully we’ll get to see a part of the wildebeest migration! After that we’re off to Rwanda to track gorillas and hopefully get to sit with them for abit. This will make great photos to show, but alas no beads. When I can get to some faster internet connection I will post photos of the beaded adornments I’ve bought here so far. They may not all be glass but they’re beads at least! Oh and some photos of the tribal women looking fabulous in their beads.
That’s it for me now.