Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
In New South Wales in Australia there is an extensive rainforest called Gondwana. This special area contains more than 200 rare or threatened plant and animal species. The altitude of these reserves ranges from sea level to 5200 feet.
Handmade ceramic beads made by the women of the Kikuyu tribe in Kenya, pale jade leaves and vintage glass with sterling silver clasp. Length is 17.5 plus extender.
Named for a lovely place on the other side of the world. The deep blues of a lagoon and sea greens of shallow inlets and a hundred hues in between.
Mother of pearl, jade, amber, African trade beads, vintage glass and pearls are included in the hundreds of beads. Sterling silver clasp with extender.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
These wonderful black and white ceramic beads are made by the women of the Kikuyu tribe in Kenya. Selling their bead provides a good source of income for them and their designs are colorful and fun to wear.
These are accented by Tagua nut beads and vintage glass. The clasp is a Bakelite button from the 40's!
Length is 18."
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
These colorful Tagua nut slices are such fun and they're saving the rainforest and the elephant too - so they're a good thing! They look and carve just like real ivory but the cost to the environment and nature are minimal!
Bone and sterling silver accents on black cord.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
These fun slices of color are made from the Tagua nut from the ivory palm or Tagua palm. These nuts can be dried, dyed and sliced just like real ivory but with no danger to animals.
This necklace is 28" in length and can be slipped easily over your head but there is a clasp and it can be shortened.
Great with jeans or out on the town! $85.00