This 32 inch love bead necklace is made of sustainably harvested Indian sandalwood, fairtrade brass details, and finished with what I think is a bone bead.
s a n d a l w o o d
known for its heady, soothing aroma and its calm, meditative energy, sandalwood is said to promote spiritual awareness and is a favorite of meditators, shamans, and seekers. sustainably harvested, all natural, genuine sandalwood sourced from a non-profit women’s collective in india
*** note: Because this collection is made from odds and ends, some materials are a bit of a mystery. I think that vertical bead is bone, but it could be plastic meant to look like bone. I don't typically use bone in my work, so I'm not really an expert here.
A little about this collection:
Prayer beads meet love beads.
Born of play and a desire to make beauty from random odds and ends, what has emerged feels so soulful, both deeply personal and universal.
Made with beads that have made their way to me in all sorts of manner. From all corners of the globe. Trinkets from my travels. Gifts from friends. Secondhand treasure. Bits and bobs form broken pieces so well worn and well loved, they fell apart.
Inspired by prayer beads. Love beads of the sixties. A bohemian seventies aesthetic. Chokers from the nineties. A favorite necklace of my mom's.
A little connection to spirit.
A little love revolution.
Each piece is handcrafted with love to remind you of the magic within you + all around you.
* Packaged with care in simple, eco-friendly, rustic style packaging.
* All of the materials I work with are carefully selected and beautifully unique. Please allow for the subtle variations that make each piece so special.
* Handmade with love by me in my home studio in Sacramento, California.