Blue Melon: Indigo Hand Carved Bone Beads, 7x9mm, 25 piecesWoman Shops World
These beautiful hand carved beads have a great natural feel to them; they are perfect for making earthy-girl and yoga-inspired jewelry. Made in India, from cow bone that has been carved with a melon pattern and then stained an Indigo Blue color.
These have a nice slightly-larger hole on them (approximately 3mm), so they would work on smaller cord or twine.
The strand is approximately 8" long, with approximately 25 beads, and the beads are a rondelle shape.
Individual beads measure approximately 7x9mm.
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 honored to support and share with you.
A portion of all WSW sales will be donated to The Compassion Collective, which works to feed, clothe, shelter, and save our refugee and homeless sisters, brothers, and children in the US and worldwide.
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