These turquoise blue beauties are beautifully intricate and detailed with their hand-carved details. They have such a natural feel to them that would lend a beautiful earthy look would to your jewelry designs! Made in India, from cow bone that has been carved and then stained to look like natural turquoise (learn more about the source of the bone below).
These have a nice slightly-larger hole on them (approximately 2mm), so they would work on smaller cord or twine. These beads feature an cut-out carved pattern that will showcase the cord you use to add a unique flair to your design!
The strand is approximately 9" long, with approximately 9 beads, and the beads are a tube shape, measuring approximately 5x25mm.
Curious to know about the source of the bone?
In India and Nepal, not much is wasted. So instead of just eating the meat of an animal, every part of the animal is used: bones for things like beads, hides/hair for clothing and accessories and talismans, and the meat is consumed.
The making of these beads and pendants provides a livelihood for families in remote villages in Nepal and India, which we are
**As many of my products come from Nepal, a portion of my proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross Nepal Earthquake Relief.**
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