With a choice of colours and charms our friendship necklace is always popular . Dressed up or down, simply gorgeous.
A selection of our beautiful handmade beads and charms are highlighted with a crumpled nugget of sterling silver and threaded together on to a simple neckwire.
These necklaces illustrate all the skills and techniques of our brilliant crafts people. Working with discarded materials, some of the techniques used in these necklaces have been around for thousands of years.
Choose colours from: ice, charcoal, turquoise, multi, amber, denim or green
Choose charms from:
- Recycled brass leaf (5cm),
- Recycled brass heart (1.5cm),
- Recycled brass bar (3cm),
- Recycled brass star (1.5cm),
- Pale coco angel wing (2.5cm dia),
- Coco & crystal oval (3cm),
- Coco & crystal flower (1.5cm)
To make these beautiful beads used glass is gathered from all over West Africa and is roughly ground down and individually reformed using clay molds fired in an earth kiln. Every bead is completely unique and all colours are produced purely from the original glass with no added chemicals. Choose from ice, charcoal, turquoise or multi.
The recycled brass is also from West Africa and comes from old plumbing fittings, collected and transformed using the ancient Asante Lost Wax Process. Each charm is first hand molded in bees wax giving evey piece it’s own particular identity. Choose from a recycled brass leaf, recycled brass disc, pale coconut disc, coconut and collage heart.
The coconut charms are hand crafted by a disabled group on the remote island of Rodrigues in the Indian Ocean. Coconut is one of the very few resources in excess on the island and this craft unit offers valuable work to people with few opportunities.
Neckwire length: 41cm approx. The neckwire is made from coated memory wire and has a screw clasp. It complies to all EU regulations and is nickel free.