Unique hand crocheted seed Jewelry Set. Handmade by artisans in South America.
The cord is made out of cotton. The necklace has a loop in one of the ends so you can loop the beads over allowing you to adjust the length from approximately 8 to 9 inches. All seeds used to make this necklace are eco-friendly and fair-trade and imported from South America.
The technique used to make this set is called crocheting. The beads are Amazonian seeds found in the Colombian rainforest(black) and colored wood beads. The black seeds are "chirilla".
CHIRILLA - "One of the most commonly used beads in natural seed jewelry comes from a beautiful wildflower of the Caribbean region and tropical America. It is commonly called "Indian shot" and it belongs to the mostly tropical, monocotyledonous Canna Family (Cannaceae). This lovely wildflower is common along roadsides and open fields throughout the West Indies and Lesser Antilles. The spherical black seeds of Indian shot are so hard and perfectly round that they resemble oversized BB's or buckshot from a shotgun shell. In fact, they are so dense that they readily sink in water. Under a hand lens the seeds are minutely-pitted, like the surface of pocked metal. The seeds are called "Indian shot" because of their superficial resemblance to lead shot ammunition of the 18th and 19th centuries."
Matching earrings come with sterling silver hooks at no additional cost. Earrings length: Approximately 1.75 inches
Our items are fair-trade and we use natural, biodegradable materials that have been harvested in a sustainable manner. Our two chief aims are environmental preservation and giving talented but disadvantaged artisans an opportunity to participate in a leveled global market.
Due to the how these beads are produced, the size shape and shade of each bead may vary and will be a little different from what is shown in the photo. Each piece is one of a kind.