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African Shell, Carved Bone Necklace. I love the shells that I find along South Africa's shores, and this beauty is no exception. Like most of the shells that I use in my jewelry, this one is perfect in its imperfection. Except for the small hole that I bored into it, it is as I found it. You might even find a grain or two of South African sand in it:)!

I twirled some upcycled copper wire and hammered it to be part of the dangle.

For the choker part, I combined 2.5cm (1 inch) long bone beads and small round bone beads, into which small grooves are handcarved. The bone beads are from East Africa, and are roughly, not perfectly carved. I love that, because I can imagine someone in a remote village carving them by hand. These bone beads are usually cow bones.

I have added copper colored glass seed beads and also some roughly shaped glass beads to the necklace.

I handcrafted the copper wire clasp.

The choker part is strung with nylon coated stainless steel for strength and durability.

This necklace fits me, and I have a slender-ish neck. I am happy to resize for you, if need be.

The shell measures approximately 4cm x 3.5cm (roughly 1.5 inches x 1 1/4 inches).

The total dangle hangs down 9cm (3.5 inches).

The necklace measures 38cm (approximately 15 inches).

I almost kept this necklace for myself after I tried it on:)

Please convo me or contact me at singingheartjewelry [!at] with any questions or to resize.

For my South African friends, $36.00 is about R241.00

Shell jewelry, shell necklace, Carved bone beads Hammered copper African jewelry Cream brown Natural shell jewelry, for her


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: shell, copper wire, craft wire, nylon coated stainless steel, glass beads, bone beads
  • Ships worldwide from Cape Town, South Africa
  • Feedback: 36 reviews
  • Favorited by: 36 people

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