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Reversible Raven's Wing carved mussel shell and copper necklace

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Beautiful jewelry has always been a part of life for the tribal people of the Southeastern United States. Beads were made of bone, antler, gold, pearls and marine shells. Copper was traded from the Great Lakes regions beginning about 3000 years ago and fashioned into earrings, necklaces, and ceremonial objects. Ornate adornments made of feathers, mica, rock crystal, clay, copper, gold, carved stone, mussel shell and freshwater pearls continue to be worn into modern times. Mussel shells found in the crystal clear streams, rivers and creeks of Northeastern Oklahoma, are still carved today by several Muscogee Creek, Chickasaw and Cherokee jewelers.

Inspired by tradition, this necklace evokes the spirit of the ancient Cherokees. It features a wing-shaped polished mussel shell drop and solid copper cube bead all suspended on a leather cord. On one side, the shell is carved with a traditional feather design found on Cherokee pottery and shell, wood and stone carvings. The reverse side is left natural to show the iridescent natural wonder of the silvery shell. The shell drop measures 2 2/4 inches long by 1 1/2 inches at its widest part. It is naturally iridescent with shades of purple, blue and silver. Strung on rich, coffee brown leather cord, the necklace features a double-sliding knot closure, making the necklace adjustable from 18 to 24 inches.
Beautiful jewelry has always been a part of life for the tribal people of the Southeastern United States. Beads were made of bone, antler, gold, pearls and marine shells. Copper was traded from the Great Lakes regions beginning about 3000 years ago and fashioned into earrings, necklaces, and ceremonial objects. Ornate adornments made of feathers, mica, rock crystal, clay, copper, gold, carved stone, mussel shell and freshwater pearls continue to be worn into modern times. Mussel shells found in the crystal clear streams, rivers and creeks of Northeastern Oklahoma, are still carved today by several Muscogee Creek, Chickasaw and Cherokee jewelers.

Inspired by tradition, this necklace evokes the spirit of the ancient Cherokees. It features a wing-shaped polished mussel shell drop and solid copper cube bead all suspended on a leather cord. On one side, the shell is carved with a traditional feather design found on Cherokee pottery and shell, wood and stone carvings. The reverse side is left natural to show the iridescent natural wonder of the silvery shell. The shell drop measures 2 2/4 inches long by 1 1/2 inches at its widest part. It is naturally iridescent with shades of purple, blue and silver. Strung on rich, coffee brown leather cord, the necklace features a double-sliding knot closure, making the necklace adjustable from 18 to 24 inches.

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Reversible Raven's Wing carved mussel shell and copper necklace

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: copper, leather, mussel shell
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