It’s the authentic purpose for me, my bravery to be different.
Tracing your true self, your history, your identity, your colour and your roots can be so embracing. My black anklets are made with carefully selected handmade black glass beads with random coloured ones as a touch of colour These old beads have been around for many years.
My grandma trades in handwoven cotton thread and beads and she wears two around her knees ( I wonder how it stayed up on her under her knees. Lol) but she usually wraps clothes around her so you could hardly tell it is there. Usually, that’s how most elderly Ghanaian women dress. I’m not sure they’ve won our kind of today’s dresses when they were younger.
Happiness is a proud word of our cultural heritage and I’m delighted I got the opportunity to learn how to hand weave cotton thread from my grandma before she passed on. A trade I took up myself for a while after high school. I design beads such as necklace to waist beads, handbags..etc for sale. You should see me exhibiting these talents on stage during my pageant days, you will love me MORE!!
I became smitten with them again two years ago and I have decided to make it the anklets for me, A trait that I will instil into my unborn children.
Never downgrade your dreams to fit into your reality. Upgrade your convictions to match your destiny.