African Inspired Tribal Yellow Glass and Mixed Media Pendant Necklace

$275.00

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Kianga  

Just looking at this piece makes me happy! I love the bright yellows and all of the exotic and ethnic components. It's so tribal and so African and just wonderful.  You just want to touch it and look at it! (Or at least I do haha) I named it Kianga which means sunshine in Swahili :) Although none of the three pendants are actually African, this piece has a definite African inspiration and soul. The yellow glass beads are African trade beads from a long time ago and show their wear and use. And all of the brass beads are from Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire, and the batik bone from Kenya, Africa. The turquoise is from China, the copper fetish and spiral swirl are handcrafted by the Karen Hill Tribe in Thailand and the main pendant is a replica of a Song dynasty coin from China. The amber color beads are glass beads from Indonesia. So this is really a world-inspired mixed-media piece of art to wear! Check out my Yellow Mixed Media Bracelet and Yellow & Silver Bracelet which both go great with this inspired artisan necklace. Check out my Orange Kianga too.

  • Old yellow glass white heart trade beads
  • Amber Indonesian glass
  • African brass beads
  • Chinese turquoise
  • Batik Kenyan bone
  • Thai Hill Tribe copper fetish
  • Thai Hill Tribe silver spiral
  • Song dynasty coin replica
  • Copper swivel lobster clasp
  • Antique copper chain
Length: 19" + 5" extender
* I make every piece of jewelry myself with gemstones and natural materials I get from all over the world. Due to the nature and availability of the materials, each piece of jewelry will vary slightly from the original. Every piece will be equally beautiful and every piece is an original work of art.