Poor Man’s Treasures



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19th and early 20th century
The red glass is called “poor man’s” coral.  When coral was not available or the price too high these beads were sold and collected, valued too for their beauty in Africa.  You can see by the beautiful patina and wear.  The orange beads are wonderfully bright glass from Nagaland, the once closed region of head hunters.  Each bead is elevated in beauty by the stringing of our hand woven cord.

One of a kind

Central bead: .75 x .5″
Necklace length: 19.25″


A note about our woven cords.  We weave these by hand, every one of them.   Like all Jewels’ work no two are exact, as each of us.  The work is labor intensive.  When warmed to the skin the cord becomes more supple, conforms to the wearer, hangs at it should; the necklace transforms more than just a necklace.  It becomes her.