Cobalt Blue & Cream HairPipe: Carved Bone Beads, 4" Long Charms for Jewelry MakingWomanShopsWorld
Approx. Bead Size: 8x101mm (about 4" long)
Approx. Hole Size: 2mm
Number of Beads: 2
Strand Length: 8"
Color: Cobalt Blue & White
Such a divine shade of cobalt blue, these are such nice long beads. These hand carved 4" hairpipe beads are made in India, from cow bone (cruelty-free) that have been carved to reveal a cream colored pattern that features a variety of grooved lines & oval shapes. It is pretty unusual to find colored beads this long!
These have a nice, slightly larger hole on them (approximately 2mm), so they would work great on smaller leather cord or hemp twine.
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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