Vintage Buffalo Horn, River Stone Bead Necklace - Cocoa Brown Marble ,Vintage Handmade Clay Pendant,Vintage Palm Wood Abacus Beads
Vintage handmade Peruvian clay pendant,Vintage African carved buffalo horn,Vintage river stone,Vintage custom cut palm wood,Vintage African brass
Earthy, ethnic, and eclectic.
This double strand, hand knotted chunky necklace measures approximately 21" long and has a wonderful handmade vintage Peruvian clay disk as the focal point. The pendant measures 2" in diameter. I've dyed the silk cord that the necklace has been knotted on, a nice mocha color to blend with all the beads in these tones.
The dark chocolate brown marble is swirled here and there with white streaks and are in both 12mm and 16mm ( there are 25mm to the inch). Of course no two beads are alike as these are natural stone.
The cream and mocha colored vintage river stone are in 10mm and 12mm and separated in sections by vintage African brass spacers that we purchased in Kenya during the mid 1980's while on a buying trip. Again, no two beads are exactly alike in terms of their patterns which I love - adds more interest.
I've also chosen to use custom cut abacus shaped palm wood bead from the Philippines and hand carved buffalo horn beads from Nairobi - both of which add different textures and shapes. We had the palm wood cut for us for a large necklace order I was doing for the Smithsonian's mail order catalog and museum shops back in the mid 1980s.
All the vintage stone beads are from the 1980s and purchased by us during buying trips .
This double strand necklace has been finished on a handmade African brass clasp from the 1970s.
This necklace will arrive in a vintage Chinese embroidered silk purse all ready for gift giving.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: POSTAGE RATES HAVE RISEN DRAMATICALLY IN 2020
ORDERS INSIDE USA: A charge of $4.00 covers any first class shipment up to 15 ounces. Our beads vary so much in weight that it is impossible for us to apply a single add-on charge for multiple product orders. We will continue to refund to customers any amount that greatly exceeds our actual cost of shipping and handling.
ORDERS OUTSIDE USA: International First Class rates are now crazy: $16.50 for any package weighing from 1-5 ounces. Even an order for 2-3 small bead items may cost $16.50 or more, depending on the type of material (stone versus resin, for example). We apologize in advance if we have to adjust the postage cost of an order that has been placed. We will understand if an order is rescinded when the postage cost is too high relative to the product value.
All international orders have contents described as "loose beads" and are flagged as "commercial samples" or " gift" if you prefer to make your life easier when receiving your beads. If you'd like us to mark your order as " gift" instead please let us know!
All our beads are inspected one by one before being shipped. They are individually wrapped to protect them and then put in little plastic ziploc bags.
All vintage beaded jewelry is either shipped in a little gift box tied with a ribbon or in a vintage Chinese embroidered silk purse.
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Thank you - Debby and Joel Arem
Nice beads!! Super fast thanks a lot!!!
I have dreamed of having a necklace such as the jade one. But the red one. That was a surprise. Both are beautiful. Thank you! Best, Jane
Lovely color;!interesting stones.
When I thought that I had ordered two of these and then checked out I had to order another set. The seller was very kind and combined my two orders and refunded my shipping.
Nice quick shipping on some hard to find items! Good packaging too!