Unusual Vintage Handmade Necklace, Carved Beads

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Wonderful and unusual vintage necklace. A great statement piece, it is handmade from a variety of hand-strung carved beads, interspersed with some metal findings. I am uncertain of the country of origin and the origin of the material — it looks to be organic in nature, perhaps some sort of hardened nut (these have been used for centuries to make jewelry!) 24″ total circumference. The necklace has about a 14.5″ drop. The necklace has some heft to it. Very good condition. Please allow for some variations in the natural surfaces of the material; there is a bit of age to the metal.

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Saltwater Notions is an online emporium filled with all sorts of antique and vintage treasures. With a central focus on goods connected to the history of textiles and fashion, the shop is stocked with everything from antique and vintage lace, ribbons, trims, buttons, beads, and other haberdashery goods, to antique clothing, accessories, linens, and jewelry. 19th century and early 20th century fashion magazines, historical needlework books, catalogs, illustrations, and other antiquarian ephemera are also among the shop’s specialties. Elena is a textile artist who fell in love with history.

Saltwater Notions

Online emporium of antique and vintage treasures including lace, ribbons, trims, buttons, beads, and other haberdashery goods.

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