Nigerian Fashion; 10 Adorable Beaded-Jewellery Necklaces to Adorn Your Traditional Look

Ladies, give your traditional style a stunning edge with these brilliant neckpieces before the year runs out!

Gorgeous…beautiful…and charming! Nothing more describes the elaborate ornamentation of Nigerian beaded necklaces which richly adorn traditional attires for both men and women.

Interestingly, wearing of traditional beaded jewelleries existed in Nigerian culture as early back in the 11th century; however, this cultural trend has gained wide popularity, outspokenness and prominence in our time than ever.

Many ethnic groups in Nigeria have strong affiliations with beads which serve a variety of purposes.

Nevertheless, each trend and each season brings more diversity in styles, techniques, and colours. Not to mention the variety of media from which these beads are made e.g. corals, precious stones, plastics, wood, shells, pearls, glasses, silver, gold, copper etc.

However, you may be wondering: why should I have a customized beaded jewellery? The truth is not far-fetched. Ordering your customised beaded necklace is usually cost effective in the long term although it may appear to be expensive at first hand.

High quality beads usually last longer, than metallic jewelleries which may lose its lustre over time. High quality customised beaded jewellery are made with durable and higher quality materials as compared to the regular costume beads usually sold at very cheap prices. With beaded jewelleries, you could have a variety of styles and textures to suit your personal taste.

Perhaps, you are one of those who have great admiration for traditional beaded jewellery and may be wondering what styles to adorn your traditional attire with.  Below are the ten beautiful compilations of beaded jewellery designs to richly adorn your traditional look before this year ends.

1. ‘Around the Globe’

Above is a unique and gorgeous pattern that adds class to your round-neck Asoke. Buy it from Jumia.

It breaks the norm of the conventional necklace design and introduces one to the path of diversity.

This style employs the popular ‘pineapple’ technique which makes use of sand beads and the regular size beads. A pendant is attached to the piece to add to its elegance.

Nevertheless, this style is great with either of opaque or crystal monochromatic and polychromatic colours. If you have phobia for colour combinations, you could opt for classic colours such as crystal deep-green with a taint of gold sand beads, ‘electric’ crystal with opaque turquoise-blue coral bead combination, or gold/champagne crystal with red coral bead combination.

2. ‘Old Abuja connection’ Revisited

What a stunning neckpiece that emanates ‘I am not sorry to be beautiful’. This design is a creative adaptation of the old Abuja connection bead style. Buy it here from Jumia.

It is a hybrid of multiple stands and connection beads. The old Abuja connection is arranged with flat-circles that are neatly connected in progressive patterns.

They could be made with sand beads only, regular size beads of 4 – 6mm only, or a combination of both sand beads and regular size beads.

Usually, all kinds of colours can go with this style. Of course, your choice would depend on the colour of other accessories or traditional attire you would use.

3. Beaded Flower Necklace

This is a lovely masterpiece that cannot be dropped out of the list. Buy it here from Jumia.

It is indeed a beautiful ornament for the brave at heart. Each petal is neatly beaded and beautifully arranged as a garland for adornment.

It is quite a lively piece to celebrate life and happiness. It is worth having in your collection.

4. Flat Cellini Necklace

Flat Cellini necklace is a great accessory to adorn your traditional Friday look. It is another unique style that is unmatchable in design. Buy it here from Jumia.

This style could be mistaken for flat colourful seashells that are tightly connected and flexible to adorn your neck. One positive aspect about this style is that it is not restricted to traditional attires, but is equally great with western attires.

It is a flexible style for both curvy V-necks and round necks. This style has a unique and meticulous arrangement of bead sizes and colours.

The varying sizes and colour of beads can be arranged to create the illusion of colour transformations – an effect you would normally get in a painting.

5. Lariat Neck-Tie

The Lariat Neck-Tie gives the aura of a delightful Queen. Buy it here at Jumia.

There are varieties in this pattern such as attaching beaded balls to multiple strands of beads. However, this style is a flexible match for a variety of traditional wears other than Bubas.

An eye-catching piece is one with a beautiful play of vibrant colours to a section of the whole piece in a white background.

6. Bushy Sand-Beaded Necklace

The bush beaded necklace is a prestigious pattern that seems to derive its impression from the chieftaincy class. Buy it here at Jumia.

This unique pattern is made from sand beads with metallic gold or silver balls attached to sectional parts of the neckline. A lot of work is put into this style and the price always worth it.

Royal or classy colours such as red corals with gold balls and creamy white with gold balls or pure white sand beads with silver balls make an outstanding piece for your choice.

7. The Unrivalled Chunky Corals

This is truly the ‘end of discussion’ necklace. Buy it here from Jumia.

Simple as they are; stringed chunky corals are one of the most sophisticated looks for Nigerian brides.

These classy beads have a long standing fashion that undeniably portrays the status of a Queen.

They are indeed ceremonial and narrate a tale of affluence.  This style is also stunning with creamy corals.

8. Multiple Chain Beaded Necklace Revisited

Multiple chain beaded-necklaces are age long styles that can be adapted in a variety of ways. Buy it here from Jumia.

This look proves that old flames never die. With this style, you have a flexible choice of bead sizes to use. A smart style pendant is a must to endorse this piece.

9. Smart Collar Network

The Smart Collar Network is a very corporate style to adorn your traditional attire. Buy similar one from Jumia.

Beads with lustre provide the dazzle to hype up the intricate networks.  This style also works with a variety of colour combination that must be intelligently arranged to give the smart lady look.

10. The Exotic Garden Queen

Glamour queens would never miss a rich and captivating piece such as this. Buy similar one here on Jumia.

If you are starved with designed, patterns or ideas and desire a mixture of your favourite embellishments, you have them clustered up in one beaded necklace!

An interesting aspect about this unique design is the rich blend and sparkles of colour hues that keeps entertaining the eye.

Dramatic! You never get enough of it. Certainly, this is the brilliant design that would hardly get an exact replicate. So, go for it!

Be the Queen!

Have you now picked a style? Hurry before the year rounds up. Never hesitate to hype up your traditional dresses with these beautiful beaded patterns that would richly endorse your style and project your persona.  Experience the feeling of being admired!

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