Beads have a historic symbolism in African heritage dating back centuries. The adornment of beaded accessories is associated with social identity, beliefs and beauty. Beadwork served both decorative and spiritual functions. Elaborately beaded collars, headpieces, sashes, aprons, and ankle and wrist cuffs marked special occasions like weddings, funerals, initiations, and births. As time has gone by, we have embraced the aesthetic appeal of beads and weaved them to our fashion, through different items that display the vibrancy of our heritage. Worth noting is that beads are made of natural materials like stones, horns, bones, and wood among other things which make them very dear and a direct link to nature. Its lovely to see the evolution of beads usage and the creative work that goes in to make truly proudly African and prestigious garments and accessories. Lets feast our eyes on these beautiful beaded ensembles.