These faux African trade beads by Debbie Jackson are the best I've seen. And they're right in my backyard!
Debbie's a local (Columbus, Ohio) artist who recently created a web page to show some of her ethnic flavored pieces and her book.
I hadn't seen Debbie's page until Robin Johnston from Texas alerted me. Debbie is particularly adept at integrating cowry shells and other natural objects into her pieces.
Kim Cavender ,
Debbie’s work is beautiful as always and her book is one not to be missed!
I have Debbie’s book, it is great, I recommend it highly! Her trade beads are, indeed, gorgeous.
naama zamir ,
i own her book and it is on my recommanded book list on my web site- this is truly a must have
I’ve reserved her book at my library…’can’t wait to get my hands on it! It’s nice to see the work of another African American PC artist.