Charlotte Mall Vintage African Turquoise Knotted Double Strand Bead Necklace, V Max 49% OFF

Vintage African Turquoise Knotted Double Strand Bead Necklace, V
Vintage African Turquoise Knotted Double Strand Bead Necklace, V


Vintage Chinese Astrological Reproduction Brass Coin, Vintage River Stone Beads,Vintage Nigerian Handmade Bi Cone Primitive Brass Beads, Vintage African Turquoise Beads,Vintage Custom Cut Philippine Palm Wood Abacus Beads,Vintage Buffalo Horn Beads

Two hand knotted strands of natural 10mm vintage river stone are the backdrop for other vintage beads in complimentary earth tones: abacus shaped Philippine spotted palm wood beads, Vintage carved buffalo horn beads and wonderfully primitive looking vintage African brass beads from Nigeria which were handmade during the late 20th century.
Vintage African turquoise beads add a subtle pop of color.


► All the stone beads which I use were personally selected by me in Hong Kong during the 1970s-1980s when the standards of cutting were meticulous. Nowadays, stone beads are being cut and imported from India where the labor is cheap, the beads are not always perfectly round, nor do they have an even polish and many times they are not even drilled all the way through .

◉ These primitive looking Nigerian beads were made using the lost wax casting technique. Most vintage African metal beads were made of what is known as quot;pot metalquot; (a mixture of metals that were readily available during the time of production), however these beads are probably mostly brass.

The vintage buffalo horn beads in a deep chocolate brown to pick up the dark spots in the palm wood which I had custom cut for a necklace I designed for the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History#39;s museum shop and mail order catalogs in the 1980s.

Delicate vintage African copper spacer beads add a bit more texture and interest and finally vintage African turquoise in both 10mm and 8mm sizes add a bit of color.

The focal piece of this very ethnic looking necklace is a 2 1/4quot; in diameter vintage reproduction of a Chinese astrological brass coin. 1quot; long dangles add movement and a double strand of 6mm river stone have been woven through the center of the coin.

This necklace measures approximately 28quot; long and has been finished on a vintage handmade African brass clasp.

It will arrive in a complimentary vintage Chinese embroidered silk brocade purse all ready for gift giving.

▶︎ I also sell these vintage Chinese 1970s embroidered silk brocade purses - AVAILABLE in 3 DIFFERENT SIZES - in my other Etsy vintage supply shop -

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Charlotte Mall Vintage African Turquoise Knotted Double Strand Bead Necklace, V Max 49% OFF

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