Pre Colombian (pre European contact), Mexico, Central America or South America
The majority of these beads, including the spectacular central pendant, are spondylus (spiney oyster). Spondylus shells have long been used in the Americas for jewelry and ornamentation, and still to this day. The pendant with the “rainbow” of colors is extremely unusual, beautiful and magical. The weaving of very fine cord between each bead took 3 days to complete, a tour de force by Fedua. Wear this on a light color, to show it off of course.
One of a kind
Pendant: 1 1/2 x 7/8″
Necklace length: 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 or him.