Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Large Bone Dreadlock Beads

A friend who traveled to Kenya brought back a large bag of beautiful bone beads for me. As soon as I looked at them I knew they would be gorgeous on medium to large dreadlocks. The beads have various beautiful batik patterns and carvings and are truly indicative of South Africa.

The holes are large and you can slide one large/thick dreadlock through or feed sever medium locks through for the perfect fit.

Give a nice organic tribal look to your natural crown.

Shop for dreadlock beads at

Friday, January 22, 2010

Funky Unique Dreadlock and Twist Jewelry

I started making dreadlock and twist jewelry about two years ago. I had already seen it out there but nothing that I really liked or would wear myself. So I decided to create my own and put my own stank on it if you know what I mean. I wanted to use natural stones, African trade beads, bone, African symbols...etc. I take inspiration from traditional African beads and materials and aspire to create accessories that have a tribal African flair. I also use pearls, crystals, and glass for a more contemporary and elegant look.

You can find my dreadlock /twist jewelry at

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Jazz up your Fro

I bought a natural hair tie a while back that was so flimsy that it didn't hold my hair. The elastic was too thin and it eventually broke so I went searching for thicker elastic to make my own unique natural hair ties. I came up with my own interesting styles for this adornment for both myself and my customers.

My hair ties are both ponytail holders and head bands although I do make ponytail holder that can't be used as a hair tie. I also make unisex hair ties that the brothas to tie back their dreadlocks.

I also make natural hair ties with matching earrings for a little bit of added jazz.

I use natural stones, bone beads, glass, acrylic, sea shells etc to create beautifully unique pieces for natural hair styles.

Hair ties are essential for spring and summer to tie your natural hair back from your face and to bring it up off of your neck. I love them--I think you will too.

Hair ties can be purchased at www.afriquelachic.com