Rich copper on ivory glazed pendant
Lucille Necklace Set
Primitive Elegance jewelry features a ceramic pendant created by hand from clay, combined with gemstones, bone, glass or wood beads to complete this modern tribal jewelry. The ceramic pendant is hand cut, fired, glazed, fired again. Finally the copper turtle decal is applied & the piece is fired a third time to 1700 degrees so that the turtle melts into the ivory glaze to become permanent.
Beliefs vary by tribe or culture, but the turtle is generally known as the Protector and Story Teller. I love to use gemstones for their beauty & luxurious feel. Pairing them with traditional Native American hairpipe sets the piece apart from other jewelry. Hairpipe (tubular beads tapered at both ends) were originally made from conch shells and were highly valued. Today, genuine hairpipe is made from bone or horn and is used by Native Americans to create chokers, necklaces & striking breastplates.
Modern Tribal Jewelry
The Picture Jasper used here is known for its grounding qualities and the hairpipe is made from buffalo bone
- Handcrafted by the artist, personally
- Supplies hand picked from the best US suppliers
- Card explaining totems included
- Exclusively featured here – you won’t find anywhere else
- Packaged carefully in a special box with a ribbon for gifting
30-34″ long (adjustable), not including pendant, earrings are 3″ long. Picture Jasper, bone hairpipe, copper spacers, toggle and earring wires.
©Carolyn Bernard Young