Back in January, my mom took a trip to Niger. She picked up a couple strands of beads for me, and just sent them last week. They came in the mail this morning, and look! Aren't they cool? I don't have any ideas yet, but I'm pretty excited to have them.
She said someone told her that they were made in Ghana. I did a little bit of internet research, and found Ghanaian powder beads that look to be in the same family. So that's my story - my mom went to Niger and brought back two strands of Ghanaian powder beads for me.
In other news, my dad just got back from Kenya, and sent me a box of 100 tea bags! And I just got back from New Mexico, and have 8 tamales in the freezer (there were a dozen..hehe).