This elegant necklace is made of gorgeous, eco friendly, recycled african glass in the most gorgeous emerald hue. Unique yet effortless, this style pairs beautifully with everyday wear.
Fair trade, ethically sourced, and produced indigenously in Ghana West Africa, using a centuries old technique, the glass itself is derived from a variety of recycled sources including old beverage + medicine bottles. Powdered glass is poured into molds of clay, baked in a specialized oven, and hand polished. The result is an organic shape, no two exactly the same, sublime colors, a subtle satiny sheen and a lovely glowy quality that you just have to see for yourself.
Traditionally passed on through families for generations, these beads are believed to possess the whispered incantations, prayers, and healing properties of wise elders, favored for both their exquisite beauty and their medicinal and healing powers.
Strung on a 36 inch dark brown cotton cord, this style hangs a couple of inches above the navel on most wearers.
* All of the materials I work with are carefully selected and beautifully unique. Please allow for the subtle variations that make each piece so special.
* Handmade with love by me in my home studio in Sacramento, California.