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  • Looking Back Pendant Looking Back Pendant

    Looking Back Pendant

    $4.00$18.00
    The Adinkra  symbol Sankofa is  a mythical bird with its feet firmly planted forward with its head turned backwards. Sankofa is an African word from the Akan tribe in Ghana.  The literal translation of the word and the symbol is it is not taboo to fetch what is at risk of being left behind.”  The Akan believe the past serves as a guide for planning the future. To the Akan, it is this wisdom in learning from the past which ensures a strong future. These are a variety of the Sankofa as pendants found in the Bead Markets of Ghana, W.Africa during Funky Frog's many Bead Hunts over the years.  
  • Elephant Pendant Elephant Pendant
    Beautiful Lost Wax Brass Elephant Pendants.... handmade for Funky Frog by the Kokofrom guys in Kumasi. When you think of Africa you think of Elephants! "Elephants are highly intelligent animals with complex emotions, feelings, compassion and self-awareness (elephants are one of very few species to recognize themselves in a mirror!). The gestation period of an elephant is 22 months. That's almost 2 years, the longest pregnancy of any mammal! And they are the largest land animal on earth!" (Thanks, Google) These elephants have a quirky naive quality to them ...
  • Filligree Bird Pendant Necklace Filligree Bird Pendant
    Due to popular demand we had these Filligree Birds handmade by the Kokofrom Gang in Kumasi so we could have them back in stock. The birds are quite quirky and have a naive quality. They  are 2 1/2" long... Need an idea how to use them? Check out Funky Frog's Bird necklace in the second photo! Ghana is famous for  Lost Wax Brass beads.... The process these metal smiths are using is the same as their ancestors... back then it was gold now it is any metal they can get their hands on!! If you would like to see the intricate process check out the blog here ...    
  • African Amber Pendant African Amber Pendant

    African Amber Pendant

    $30.00$45.00
    Gorgeous African Amber Pendant. There are four different pendants to choose from. These Pendants are handmade so will vary in size, colour and shape. You will receive a Pendant similar to the one in the photo.  
  • Small hearts made of recycled glass beads.. about 20 mm height! There are a mixture of colours available as you can see in the image ... There is yellow, orange, red, green, taupe and white.
  • A very delicate large dark Wooden Pendant with a smaller Pendant inside handmade in Togo, West Africa. I found these pendants in the amazing Suntrade Bead Store in Accra, W. Africa. The hole is at the thick end going side to side all the way through the two pendants. The large pendant is about 5 x 1 3/4" with the smaller inset pendant being about 3 1/2 x 1". $18/2 pendants
  • Tuareg Pendants in the shape of hearts, disks and trees made of etched metal in silver and brass. A 1 mm cord can be used to make the pendant into a simple necklace .... Why not give your Valentine your heart? ... metaphorically of course!! There are also disks or shields (in case you need to defend your heart!)  or trees (which stand for steadfast love for those of you who have been Valentines for awhile!) These delicate pendants will add to any project!  
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    During 2016 Bead Hunt Funky Frog made a big order from the Kokofrom Cooperative outside Kumasi. The process these metal smiths are using is the same as their ancestors… back then it was gold now it is any metal they can get their hands on!! If you would like to see the intricate process check out the blog here … While there we browsed and some fun beads and pendants already made that we found beautiful, caught our eye. This Elephant Pendant is part of that batch. Since i had actually seen elephants during this 2016 Bead Hunt i was especially partial ! The elephant is about 3 1/4 " (not including his trunk) His curled tail is the eyelet for that leather or cord to make it into a super necklace...
  • During a Bead Hunt Funky Frog made a big order from the Kokofrom Cooperative outside Kumasi. The process these metal smiths are using is the same as their ancestors... back then it was gold now it is any metal they can get their hands on!! If you would like to see the intricate process check out the blog here ... While there we browsed and some fun beads and pendants already made that we found beautiful, caught our eye. This Circles Pendant is part of that batch. adin_medIt is a circle 1 3/4" in diameter with an embossed Adinkra Symbol, Circles or 'Adinkrahene' . This is considered the  'Chief of the adinkra symbols' as a symbol of greatness, charisma and leadership. It signifies the importance of playing a leadership role. And this pendant has 5 of these circles embossed on a circle...
  • During 2016 Bead Hunt Funky Frog made a big order from the Kokofrom Cooperative outside Kumasi. The process these metal smiths are using is the same as their ancestors... back then it was gold now it is any metal they can get their hands on!! If you would like to see the intricate process check out the blog here ... While there we browsed and some fun beads and pendants already made that we found beautiful, caught our eye. These Adinkra Pendants are part of that batch. These Pendants are similar to the Adinkra Symbols you would find on fabric.... If you would like a specific Adinkra Pendant just contact us ... from your left Adinkra 1 , Adinkra 2, and Adinkra 3 . "Adinkra are visual symbols, originally created by the Ashanti of Ghana and the Gyaman of Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa. They represent concepts or aphorisms, and are extensively used in fabrics, pottery, logos and jewelry. The symbols have a decorative function but also represent objects that encapsulate evocative messages that convey traditional wisdom, aspects of life or the environment."
  • During a Bead Hunt Funky Frog made a big order from the Kokofrom Cooperative outside Kumasi. These beautifully decorative Pendants were designed and made especially for Funky Frog . The Pendant is handcrafted so varies in length but is about 4" more or less. Really quite unique! The process these metal smiths are using is the same as their ancestors... back then it was gold now it is any metal they can get their hands on!! If you would like to see the intricate process check out the blog here ...  
  • During 2018 Bead Hunt Funky Frog made a big order from the Kokofrom Cooperative outside Kumasi. These beautifully decorative Large Circle Pendants were designed and made especially for Funky Frog . The Circle is  is about 3.5" more or less. "The circle is a universal symbol with extensive meaning. It represents the notions of totality, wholeness, original perfection, Oneness, the Self, the infinite, eternity, timelessness, all cyclic movement, God ('God is a circle whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere' (Hermes Trismegistus))." Found that a lovely description of the Circle! The process these metal smiths are using is the same as their ancestors... back then it was gold now it is any metal they can get their hands on!! If you would like to see the intricate process check out the blog here ...  
  • During a Bead Hunt Funky Frog made a big order from the Kokofrom Cooperative outside Kumasi. These curved Fish Pendants were designed and made especially for Funky Frog . The Fish is  is about 39 mm. Pisces is the twelfth sign of the zodiac, symbolized by the Fish. The process these metal smiths are using is the same as their ancestors... back then it was gold now it is any metal they can get their hands on!! If you would like to see the intricate process check out the blog here ...  
  • During a Bead Hunt Funky Frog made a big order from the Kokofrom Cooperative outside Kumasi. These beautifully decorative tube beads were designed and made especially for Funky Frog . The Tube is handcrafted so varies in length but is about 4" more or less. Really quite unique! The process these metal smiths are using is the same as their ancestors... back then it was gold now it is any metal they can get their hands on!! If you would like to see the intricate process check out the blog here ...  
  • During a Bead Hunt Funky Frog made a big order from the Kokofrom Cooperative outside Kumasi. These beautifully decorative tube beads were designed and made especially for Funky Frog . The Tube is handcrafted so varies in length but is about 4" more or less. Really quite unique! The process these metal smiths are using is the same as their ancestors... back then it was gold now it is any metal they can get their hands on!! If you would like to see the intricate process check out the blog here ...  
  • During a Bead Hunt Funky Frog made a big order from the Kokofrom Cooperative outside Kumasi. These beautifully decorative tube beads were designed and made especially for Funky Frog . Each Tube at $15 is handcrafted so varies in length but is about 4" more or less. Really quite unique! The process these metal smiths are using is the same as their ancestors... back then it was gold now it is any metal they can get their hands on!! If you would like to see the intricate process check out the blog here ... $15/bead
  • Leaf Pendant

    Leaf Pendant

    $5.00$7.00
    During a Bead Hunt  the Kokofrom Cooperative outside Kumasi made more leaves!! These beautiful leaf pendants were made especially for Funky Frog . The process these metal smiths are using is the same as their ancestors... back then it was gold now it is any metal they can get their hands on!! If you would like to see the intricate process check out the blog here ... There are three size in this Leaf Design: small, medium and large. The large Leaf Pendant is 3 1/2" (with eyelet) long x 1 1/2" The medium Leaf Pendant is is 3″ (with eyelet) long x 1 1/4″ The small Leaf Pendant is  2 1/2″ (with eyelet) long x 1″    
  • During a Bead Hunt Funky Frog made a big order from the Kokofrom Cooperative outside Kumasi. These fun dollies were made especially for Funky Frog . The process these metal smiths are using is the same as their ancestors... back then it was gold now it is any metal they can get their hands on!! If you would like to see the intricate process check out the blog here ... The dollie is 2 3/4" with the eyelet... $6/pendant
  • During 2016 Bead Hunt Funky Frog made a big order from the Kokofrom Cooperative outside Kumasi. These fertility dolls were made especially for Funky Frog . The process these metal smiths are using is the same as their ancestors... back then it was gold now it is any metal they can get their hands on!! If you would like to see the intricate process check out the blog here ... The doll is 2 3/4" with the eyelet... The fertility doll is thought to bring Good Luck :) $9/pendant
  • There is a small village, Kokofrom just outside Kumasi, Ghana where there are Artisans who make lost wax brass beads in the same way as their ancestors. This Simple  Star Pendant  was designed and made for Funky Frog. The Star is about 45 mm (including loop)  The artisans use whatever scrap metal they can get their hands on form old taps to pipes to .. but they call it 'brass'. $4/star pendant
  • There is a small village, Kokofrom just outside Kumasi, Ghana where there are Artisans who make lost wax brass beads in the same way as their ancestors. This Bright  Star Pendant  was designed and made for Funky Frog. The Star is about 33 mm (including loop)  The artisans use whatever scrap metal they can get their hands on form old taps to pipes to .. but they call it 'brass'. $5/star pendant
  • Sale!
    There is a small village, Kokofrom just outside Kumasi, Ghana where there are Artisans who make lost wax brass beads in the same way as their ancestors. This Geometric Hexagon Pendant  was designed and made for Funky Frog. The Hexagon is about 55 mm (including loop)  The artisans use whatever scrap metal they can get their hands on form old taps to pipes to .. but they call it 'brass'. Did you know the hexagon is the most efficient, least wasteful shape found in nature. ... The compressive characteristics of the shape allow it to be one of the strongest structures in the world.The cells of a beehive honeycomb are hexagonal. Cool. $5/hexagon pendant
  • Sale!
    There is a small village, Kokofrom just outside Kumasi, Ghana where there are Artisans who make lost wax brass beads in the same way as their ancestors. This Geometric Rectangle Pendant  was designed and made for Funky Frog. The Hexagon is about 28 mm (including loop)  The artisans use whatever scrap metal they can get their hands on form old taps to pipes to .. but they call it 'brass'. $4/rectangle pendant
  • Large metal Circular Pendants with various designs. Each pendant is about 60mm in diameter. You will receive a pendant similar to the ones in the photo. If you would like a specific design please contact us and if the pendant is available it is yours. You can give us a number. Top left as you face the photo is #1  and so on. There are 2 of #1, 2 of #2  and 0 of #3  ... The process these metal smiths are using is the same as their ancestors... back then it was gold now it is any metal they can get their hands on!! If you would like to see the intricate process check out the blog here ... $15 each

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