Calabash Necklace


Named for the gourds used to carry water in many parts of the world, this pendant is formed of four squares and eight triangles connected together. It's a marvel of geometric design, and requires immense skill of its maker. It takes over 10 hours for an artist to make this necklace, for you!
In a country with high unemployment, making labour intensive items is a great way to boost employment. Making meaningful, sustainable jobs is a big part of what motivates Beloved Beadwork. All handmade in South Africa.
Glass Beads, Gold filled chain or Sterling Silver chain, with Strong Nylon Thread.
Ten hours of intricate hand-weaving.

Chain is approximately 19"
Pendant is .80" x 1.6"

Each Piece is handmade and unique, please anticipate one of a kind differences.

Take care to treat your Beloved Beadwork jewelry with love and care. Avoid tangling with other pieces, avoid contact with moisture and chemicals (this includes soap, lotion, and perfume, too!) Please remove rings for bathing or chores. Avoid touching your pieces as this will preserve their sheen.