I designed this beautiful, one-of-a-kind artisan choker necklace around the stunning, ornate brass bead from Ghana. This bead was handmade by the Ashanti tribe of Kumasi, Ghana using the "lost wax" method which has been passed down from generation to generation for centuries. These beads are made, one by one, by weaving wax "wires" into a form, investing them in clay, burning out the wax and pouring molten brass into the mold. Each mold is hand made making each bead slightly different from the next, and each having it's own wonderful character.
This unique and exotic necklace also features 3 stunning, large natural turquoise nuggets that have a beautiful palette of blues and browns, 3 large tagua nut beads, one honey gold amber and the other two saffron yellow, an exotic Tibetan silver and amber resin bead, a hammered copper bead from the Karen Hill Tribe in the northern mountains of Thailand and green patinaed terra cotta beads from Greece.
This dramatic necklace is made to fit as a choker and has a 4" chain extender to adjust for size.
Length: 15" + 4" extender