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Necklace - Padre Beads on Leather
Necklace - Padre Beads on Leather
Necklace - Padre Beads on Leather
Necklace - Padre Beads on Leather

Necklace - Padre Beads on Leather

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Sterling and Leather One-of-a-Kind Necklace

This artist's handiwork is characterized by leather and hand-struck sterling silver. Her work is known for being organic, natural, and has a rough-hewn look and feel. This accomplished Kansas artist creates her sterling, gold, brass, and copper pieces from scratch. That means she smelts, pours, forms, and decorates each piece of metal herself. Each piece starts with the metal in its liquid form. The process can be laborsome, but it results in a pure metal that is strikingly rugged, pure, and authentic.

Fun Fact: Padre Trade Beads were an early glass trade bead that originally came from China. They got the name Padre bead from the Spanish priests who wore them. "Padre" is the word for "father" in Spanish. Colonial Spanish priests traded these beads to the Native Americans.

  • 30" Necklace
  • Black padre bead centerpieces
  • Two accent hand-struck sterling silver "wrap beads"
  • Sterling silver wrap closure hand-struck by the artist *
  • Handmade by a regional artist
  • This is the only one

* The leather cord is fed through a handmade "wrap bead" that slides to adjust the length of your necklace.

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