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Lilly's Intricate Beads

Series: SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS | Story 2

The history of beads dates back 40,000 years as talisman, status symbols, amulets, and barter. The historical, geographical, and thematic features make every bead special. Beads come in various sizes and for some, the purpose is merely decorative pieces like necklaces, bracelets or other assortment on gowns and other attire. Others use them as part of cultural values, religion, or spiritual reasons. The Telegram Newspaper spoke with Detroit based, internationally known beadmaker Lilian Uduma, learning what got her started and where we can purchase some of the jewelry she creates.

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