Hebron beads are known to have been made from the 12th Century to around the 1880s in Hebron, near Jerusalem, using salts of the Dead Sea as their alkali. They are becoming extremely difficult to find in good, or indeed, any condition. The strands of excellent beads here were found in Mali. If required, cleaning with a gentle scrubbing in warm soapy water and the addition of a light coating of baby oil will greatly enhance their colouration.
by Anne Marie of BeadArt Austria | Necklace; An ancient Roman bronze ring is the focal piece of this necklace . It is surrounded with genuine amber (Bernstein) Hebron beads in green and yellow, Tuareg crosses from Zinder in Niger, antique spindle whorls made from cow horn and clay, etc. The neckpart is strung with bakelite heishi from the African Trade and Tuareg metal beads. Sterling silver clasp | Sold