If you're keen or observant about the use of beads and other accessories of African heritage among the Caucasian adult ladies in Europe and the US, you will sense a creation of unconscious fashion trend and style in that demography.
Public figures in government and the show business are often seen in these carefully-selected status defined accessories. Although, this styling concept and idea does not require the service of a specialist, but a sense of uniqueness and confidence. They are recipe that are capable of transforming an outlook of an ordinary to an extra-ordinary woman. A bit of complementary colours and texture of similar aesthetic in the material will rejuvenate the appearance of the person.
Brief history of the bead: Beads have been made of glass for over 5,000 years. The discovery of fire was the essential step in glass bead making. There is evidence as early as 2340-2180 BC in Mesopotamia of a method known as "core-forming" where they used a metal mandrel with pieces of glass held over a flame. Gradually as the glass soften, they would wrap it around the mandrel forming intricate ornaments. If you know the history of the bead making very well, the first earliest beads were made of eggshell, clay, twigs, stones, ivory and bone – glass beads were introduced later by traders from Europe, India and the Middle East.
Despite the ancient accessories' longevity, it came in vogue in the early 21st century. It has become one of the best jewellery to be reckon with. These beautiful ornaments has become universal in terms of the their acceptance around the world. Beads were often used by the aristocrats in the West but it has gained the popularity among the middle class extensively with a huge sense of swag. It's mostly worn by most influential figures, Afro beats singers and their fans around the continent of Africa, Latin America and in the diaspora to establish and eradicate the old school of wearing chains and bangles in and out of stage. One could see the unnoticed change of fashion identity that is blending with the culture of the Afro beats around the World.
My conclusion is that the pride of our culture lies in our belief and awareness of the things we create unknowingly that are inspiring other culture and race to embrace them. Why don't we do more and let others learn from us. You put the pieces together and make the story!
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