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Ancient Tribal Stacked Stone Talisman | Evil Eye Amulet | Primitive Earthy Braided Leather Necklace | African Trade Bead Jewelry with Tassel

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Deeply primal and eerie, I wove this earthy necklace with a fantastic collection of ancient stacked stone, .999 fine silver heishi, African trade beads, and undyed leather that I hand conditioned. Everything is rare and high quality with the unmistakable look of fine handcraftedness. Added some leather tassels strung with beads to dangle at your back for a little urban tribal edge. Fully adjustable to wear as a primitive pendant choker or as a long bohemian stone talisman.

The two evil eye Akoso beads are deeply imbued with magic. They are both incredibly attractive and repellent, quite curious and scary. Circa late 1800s to early 1900s, they come from West Africa where the Krobo peoples made them for evil eye amulets using powder glass from Venetian trade beads and crushed cold cream jars. These beads are intentionally unsettling, as their purpose is to drive away evil.

The opaque mottled green stones are hand carved serpentine from the jade fields of Wyoming, USA, as are the glowing yellow green beads. Carved carnelian, bauxite, old metal ethnic trade beads, and glass -- amulets from times long past are paired with contemporary pure silver trade heishi, Tibetan turquoise and faience beads from Egypt.

I'd be happy to tie slider knots on this tribal stacked stone talisman for you if you prefer that to the ties. Just let me know in the notes to seller.

- fully adjustable, ties in the back
- hand-conditioned natural leather
- handcarved Wyoming serpentine beads made by friend and fellow artist Ray Robbins
- Karen Hill Tribe fine silver heishi
- old metal ethnic beads
- natural color stabilized green Tibetan turquoise disks
- vintage Egyptian faience tomb beads / sha sha beads made in Alexandria
- amazing antique Akoso beads from the African trade

Please note, the wooden model wearing this primitive earthy necklace is smaller than life size. I tried to adjust the necklace to lay as it would on a real person.

Eerie, awesome one of a kind relic, just for you.

More magical designs to be found in my shop: www.etsy.com/shop/FirstAgeSilver
Deeply primal and eerie, I wove this earthy necklace with a fantastic collection of ancient stacked stone, .999 fine silver heishi, African trade beads, and undyed leather that I hand conditioned. Everything is rare and high quality with the unmistakable look of fine handcraftedness. Added some leather tassels strung with beads to dangle at your back for a little urban tribal edge. Fully adjustable to wear as a primitive pendant choker or as a long bohemian stone talisman.

The two evil eye Akoso beads are deeply imbued with magic. They are both incredibly attractive and repellent, quite curious and scary. Circa late 1800s to early 1900s, they come from West Africa where the Krobo peoples made them for evil eye amulets using powder glass from Venetian trade beads and crushed cold cream jars. These beads are intentionally unsettling, as their purpose is to drive away evil.

The opaque mottled green stones are hand carved serpentine from the jade fields of Wyoming, USA, as are the glowing yellow green beads. Carved carnelian, bauxite, old metal ethnic trade beads, and glass -- amulets from times long past are paired with contemporary pure silver trade heishi, Tibetan turquoise and faience beads from Egypt.

I'd be happy to tie slider knots on this tribal stacked stone talisman for you if you prefer that to the ties. Just let me know in the notes to seller.

- fully adjustable, ties in the back
- hand-conditioned natural leather
- handcarved Wyoming serpentine beads made by friend and fellow artist Ray Robbins
- Karen Hill Tribe fine silver heishi
- old metal ethnic beads
- natural color stabilized green Tibetan turquoise disks
- vintage Egyptian faience tomb beads / sha sha beads made in Alexandria
- amazing antique Akoso beads from the African trade

Please note, the wooden model wearing this primitive earthy necklace is smaller than life size. I tried to adjust the necklace to lay as it would on a real person.

Eerie, awesome one of a kind relic, just for you.

More magical designs to be found in my shop: www.etsy.com/shop/FirstAgeSilver

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Returns are accepted if you contact me within 14 days of receipt of your parcel. A full refund minus shipping fee will be provided when the item is received by me in clean, original and undamaged saleable condition.

Return your item with a tracking number and postal insurance for your protection. Please note that I am nomadic and may not be at the same address from which I originally sent your order. CONTACT ME BEFORE MAILING ANYTHING BACK TO ME! I have no way of recovering packages sent to a defunct address.

Any parcel received by me after 30 days will be returned to sender unless prior arrangements have been made and authorized by me. I cannot accept returns that do not fulfill these requirements.

Due to hygienic concerns, I can't offer returns or exchanges on HAIR CLIPS. EARRING RETURNS require a restocking fee to replace the ear posts or hooks.

CUSTOM ORDER RETURNS

Due to the personalized nature of custom orders, I cannot accept returns, refunds or exchanges for them. Custom resized items may be returned at my sole discretion on a case by case basis.

DAMAGE OR LOSS

I provide insurance and tracking information (or customs number) with each order so your parcel is safe and traceable. However, if for some reason a package doesn't get to you, please let me know and I will work with you to make things right.

If your parcel arrives damaged, please contact me within 3 days of receipt and I will work with you to repair, replace or refund the damaged item. Save all original packing, and please take photos of the damage so that I can file an insurance claim. You may be required to sign an affidavit. I will process any refunds immediately after I am able to file a claim.
Returns are accepted if you contact me within 14 days of receipt of your parcel. A full refund minus shipping fee will be provided when the item is received by me in clean, original and undamaged saleable condition.

Return your item with a tracking number and postal insurance for your protection. Please note that I am nomadic and may not be at the same address from which I originally sent your order. CONTACT ME BEFORE MAILING ANYTHING BACK TO ME! I have no way of recovering packages sent to a defunct address.

Any parcel received by me after 30 days will be returned to sender unless prior arrangements have been made and authorized by me. I cannot accept returns that do not fulfill these requirements.

Due to hygienic concerns, I can't offer returns or exchanges on HAIR CLIPS. EARRING RETURNS require a restocking fee to replace the ear posts or hooks.

CUSTOM ORDER RETURNS

Due to the personalized nature of custom orders, I cannot accept returns, refunds or exchanges for them. Custom resized items may be returned at my sole discretion on a case by case basis.

DAMAGE OR LOSS

I provide insurance and tracking information (or customs number) with each order so your parcel is safe and traceable. However, if for some reason a package doesn't get to you, please let me know and I will work with you to make things right.

If your parcel arrives damaged, please contact me within 3 days of receipt and I will work with you to repair, replace or refund the damaged item. Save all original packing, and please take photos of the damage so that I can file an insurance claim. You may be required to sign an affidavit. I will process any refunds immediately after I am able to file a claim.

Shipping policies

Orders ship within 1-3 business days via USPS with tracking or customs number and fully insured by InsurePost so that your purchase gets to you safely. I package with environmentally responsible paper padding or reclaimed bubble wrap.

I am honored to ship abroad and am happy to facilitate any way I can. Customs form will include the cost of your purchase and will be marked as merchandise without exception. Any VAT, duty or customs fees mandated by your country are the responsibility of the buyer and cannot be refunded by me in the event of a return. Thank you for understanding.

Additional policies

A word about metals...

Quality jewelry metal is not magnetic! Iron, steel, and other ferrous alloys are magnetic. They will also rust. Lead is very soft and dull and likely you will only come across it in older costume jewelry. Pewter is soft and flexible and can not hold fine detail or a shine like silver. These materials and their alloys are known as BASE METALS or pot metal. They are often plated with gold, silver, antique brass or antique copper to appear more aesthetic and valuable.

BRASS, BRONZE, and COPPER are not as precious as gold or silver, but are strong and high quality jewelry metals. Solid brass, jeweler's bronze, and pure copper are terms used to designate these as good quality (as in, not a plated base metal) and suitable for jewelry use. "Raw" metals are not lacquered and will develop a natural patina over time.

GERMAN SILVER, NICKEL SILVER, WHITE METAL, and TIBETAN SILVER are alloys of nickel, brass and others, and contain little to no actual silver. They are only trade names to give the illusion of greater quality.

The American jewelry standard for silver is STERLING, which is 92.5% pure silver and marked .925. The remaining alloy is copper, which strengthens the piece.

FINE SILVER, or .999 is pure silver. It is softer and more pliable than sterling silver, and tends not to be used for delicate applications.

Plated metal, such as gold plate or SILVER PLATE, is a base metal electroplated with a very thin layer of silver or gold. It is of a lower quality than gold-filled or silver-filled material.

GOLD-FILLED or silver-filled metal is a core of brass with a layer of gold/silver rolled around it. This layer is heavy enough to not wear through with normal use.

VERMEIL is karat gold plated over sterling silver.

KARAT GOLD is any alloy of gold used for jewelry. The karat refers to the amount of gold in the alloy, with 24kt (100%) being the highest amount of gold you will find in modern jewelry applications, and 9kt being one of the lowest. For example, 14kt gold is sometimes hallmarked as .585, meaning 58.5% of the alloy is gold. Pure gold is very soft and will better hold its shape when a stronger metal is bonded to it. The alloy metal can affect the color of the gold, for example rose gold is colored by high amounts of copper. Copper is often alloyed with gold, as is silver.

BEADING WIRE is flexible braided metal wire with a nylon coating. The standard is braided steel wire, sometimes plated with silver or 24kt gold. The best quality and flexibility come with a 49-strand wire for thicker gauges, and 19-strand wire for the finest. There are some thicker wires available that are solid sterling silver and these are the top of the line. Finer wires are only available in steel.
A word about metals...

Quality jewelry metal is not magnetic! Iron, steel, and other ferrous alloys are magnetic. They will also rust. Lead is very soft and dull and likely you will only come across it in older costume jewelry. Pewter is soft and flexible and can not hold fine detail or a shine like silver. These materials and their alloys are known as BASE METALS or pot metal. They are often plated with gold, silver, antique brass or antique copper to appear more aesthetic and valuable.

BRASS, BRONZE, and COPPER are not as precious as gold or silver, but are strong and high quality jewelry metals. Solid brass, jeweler's bronze, and pure copper are terms used to designate these as good quality (as in, not a plated base metal) and suitable for jewelry use. "Raw" metals are not lacquered and will develop a natural patina over time.

GERMAN SILVER, NICKEL SILVER, WHITE METAL, and TIBETAN SILVER are alloys of nickel, brass and others, and contain little to no actual silver. They are only trade names to give the illusion of greater quality.

The American jewelry standard for silver is STERLING, which is 92.5% pure silver and marked .925. The remaining alloy is copper, which strengthens the piece.

FINE SILVER, or .999 is pure silver. It is softer and more pliable than sterling silver, and tends not to be used for delicate applications.

Plated metal, such as gold plate or SILVER PLATE, is a base metal electroplated with a very thin layer of silver or gold. It is of a lower quality than gold-filled or silver-filled material.

GOLD-FILLED or silver-filled metal is a core of brass with a layer of gold/silver rolled around it. This layer is heavy enough to not wear through with normal use.

VERMEIL is karat gold plated over sterling silver.

KARAT GOLD is any alloy of gold used for jewelry. The karat refers to the amount of gold in the alloy, with 24kt (100%) being the highest amount of gold you will find in modern jewelry applications, and 9kt being one of the lowest. For example, 14kt gold is sometimes hallmarked as .585, meaning 58.5% of the alloy is gold. Pure gold is very soft and will better hold its shape when a stronger metal is bonded to it. The alloy metal can affect the color of the gold, for example rose gold is colored by high amounts of copper. Copper is often alloyed with gold, as is silver.

BEADING WIRE is flexible braided metal wire with a nylon coating. The standard is braided steel wire, sometimes plated with silver or 24kt gold. The best quality and flexibility come with a 49-strand wire for thicker gauges, and 19-strand wire for the finest. There are some thicker wires available that are solid sterling silver and these are the top of the line. Finer wires are only available in steel.

Ancient Tribal Stacked Stone Talisman | Evil Eye Amulet | Primitive Earthy Braided Leather Necklace | African Trade Bead Jewelry with Tassel

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Size: Adjustable
  • Closure: Tie
  • Adjustable length: Yes
  • Materials: wyoming serpentine, natural leather, African trade beads, ethnic metal beads, Egyptian faience, Karen Hill Tribe fine silver, Tibetan turquoise, carnelian
  • Feedback: 51 reviews
  • Favorited by: 83 people
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