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Dentalium choker and earring set indian tusk shell old native american style, silver lined royal blue czech beads, regalia, tusk shell long

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Native American traditional style dentalium choker and earring set. For this set I used silver lined Czech glass seed beads, the picture doesn't do them justice, they really sparkle, especially in the sunlight, they are very pretty with the white dentalium. Between them are hand cut deerskin leather spacers. The dentalium shells are about 1.5” long in the choker and in the earrings. There are a total of 44 dentalium shells in this set.
The choker will fit neck sizes 10.5" and up. The height of the choker is 1.25" and the deer skin ties are 11.5" long.
The earrings are 1.25" wide and will hang about 7" long from the top of the earwire. Despite being long they are quite lightweight and comfortable to wear.

I can make these earrings shorter or longer with other color options for the beads, if interested, please convo me. If you would like just the earrings or just the necklace or other color combinations of the beads I can do that too, just ask, I'd be happy to make you a custom order.

Thank you for looking and please stop by again soon.Dentalium was one of the first materials used by native people. The shells, which were harvested on the East Coast, were traded among many tribes and as far away as California. The shell's length and quality determined value. Highest quality shells would be about 2.25" long, and a dozen would typically be strung together.
Certain men, who became known as "Indian bankers," tattooed marks on their arms with which to measure the length of the shells.
Both men and women of many American Indian tribes wore dentalium earrings. Dentalium was worn both as a personal adornment and as symbol of wealth. It would be worn as part of dress regalia in ceremonial and spiritual rites and for dance. Dentalium is still seen occasionally as part of a person’s regalia at Pow Wows.

I did quite a bit of research and studied many old photographs to try and make these as close to the old ways as possible in our modern times. This beautiful set can be a part of your dance regalia or reenactor costume but are also short enough to be worn for any occasion as a personal adornment.
Thank you for looking and please stop by again soon.
Native American traditional style dentalium choker and earring set. For this set I used silver lined Czech glass seed beads, the picture doesn't do them justice, they really sparkle, especially in the sunlight, they are very pretty with the white dentalium. Between them are hand cut deerskin leather spacers. The dentalium shells are about 1.5” long in the choker and in the earrings. There are a total of 44 dentalium shells in this set.
The choker will fit neck sizes 10.5" and up. The height of the choker is 1.25" and the deer skin ties are 11.5" long.
The earrings are 1.25" wide and will hang about 7" long from the top of the earwire. Despite being long they are quite lightweight and comfortable to wear.

I can make these earrings shorter or longer with other color options for the beads, if interested, please convo me. If you would like just the earrings or just the necklace or other color combinations of the beads I can do that too, just ask, I'd be happy to make you a custom order.

Thank you for looking and please stop by again soon.Dentalium was one of the first materials used by native people. The shells, which were harvested on the East Coast, were traded among many tribes and as far away as California. The shell's length and quality determined value. Highest quality shells would be about 2.25" long, and a dozen would typically be strung together.
Certain men, who became known as "Indian bankers," tattooed marks on their arms with which to measure the length of the shells.
Both men and women of many American Indian tribes wore dentalium earrings. Dentalium was worn both as a personal adornment and as symbol of wealth. It would be worn as part of dress regalia in ceremonial and spiritual rites and for dance. Dentalium is still seen occasionally as part of a person’s regalia at Pow Wows.

I did quite a bit of research and studied many old photographs to try and make these as close to the old ways as possible in our modern times. This beautiful set can be a part of your dance regalia or reenactor costume but are also short enough to be worn for any occasion as a personal adornment.
Thank you for looking and please stop by again soon.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(51)
Reviewed by dukewimberly
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 9, 2018
Absolutely beautiful craftsmanship! Exactly what I ordered and in a timely manner, thank you!!!
razor cut bone hairpipe choker, antiqued, stained, real turquoise, brown picture jasper, dark brown leather, deerskin, native style choker

Reviewed by jaeckinger
5 out of 5 stars
Nov 7, 2017
This bracelet was everything I requested and was made with great quality and care!!! I gave it as a gift to my mom and she loved it too!!i will definitely buy another!!
Reserved Custom order bracelet to match earlier made choker

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I love a challenge and would be happy to create a special order for you. If you have a vision of a special choker or piece of jewelry you'd like and haven't been able to find it please share your idea with me and I'll do my best to make it happen.

I can replicate almost any of my designs with different colors of glass beads or gemstones if you like one of my items but want it a little different, just ask.

Dentalium choker and earring set indian tusk shell old native american style, silver lined royal blue czech beads, regalia, tusk shell long

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  • Handmade item
  • Jewelry type: Earrings, Necklace
  • Material: Glass, Leather, Shell
  • Feedback: 51 reviews
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