Red Multistrand Necklace

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Red Knotted Necklace - Handmade and Fair Trade

Dramatic | Bold | Organic

This delicious looking necklace will remind you of cranberries.  The lower part of the bib necklace fans into 4 knotted strands of larger dark red beads, complemented by small pairs of darker reddish brown beads.  The entire necklace is organic, made of seeds, nuts and cotton.  There is no metal used in the necklace at all.   At the joining of the 4 strands, the cotton is knotted around 5 more beads using a gorgeous spiraling knot.  The necklace is 22 inches (55 cm) long with a handmade clasp around the back of the neck.  The sections of the bib portion of the necklace hang about an inch apart, giving the piece a very distinctive and full look.  Take a look below for the matching earrings to supplement this look.

This necklace was caringly created by an indigenous craftsperson in Ecuador using the knotting types of techniques that have used for crafts for hundreds of years.  The crafts people of Ecuador are very talented and dedicated to their craft.  They have a deep appreciation for handmade goods and generally choose handmade over mass produced goods.  This necklace was bought using fair trade market practices, including paying a fair price to the artisan upfront.  This helps the artisan continue to pursue her craft through providing her with a sustainable livelihood.

This beaded necklace is made from acai nuts, from the acai palm found in the Amazon rainforest, especially in the swampy sections.  The acai palm produces nuts that can be harvested by the people of the rainforest for many years without damage to the forest.  The nuts are dried, polished and dyed an incredibly rich red color.  The nuts and cotton used in the piece are organic and made of materials that are sustainable and eco-friendly.  It’s important to know that sustainable harvests of existing nuts from the rainforest help to prevent it from being cut down for farming or mining enterprises. 

How we ship your new necklace:  The necklace is placed into bubble wrap and sent within two business days through USPS. It will take about 3-5 business days to reach you at a shipping cost of $4.75.  Or get free shipping when your order totals $70. International and expedited shipping is also available.

Customer Comment: "The necklace I received is a lovely, carefully hand-crafted, one of a kind piece of jewelry. Careful attention to detail, such as the intricate knotwork makes this a truly unique piece. The carefully selected wood pieces provide the perfect texture and colour coordination. I would recommend this artist's work for anyone who appreciates jewelry with a natural feel." Michelle C, Canada

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