Chuma Necklace and Bracelet Set; antique chocolate brown leather cord with mahogany Brown African Trade Beads, Bison Leather Button and Loop Clasp
Chuma Necklace and Bracelet Set; black leather cord with black onyx African Trade Beads, Bison Leather Button and Loop Clasp

Chuma African Trade Beads Leather Necklace & Bracelet Set w/ Leather Button & Loop Clasp - SS1115

Regular price $ 210.50

◘ C H U M A ◘ [wealthy]

Trade beads were once used in Africa for currency and as a sign of social status and wealth. They were often traded for goods, services, and slaves. 

My Chuma Necklace & Bracelet Set is infused with the same tribal aesthetic as my popular Chuma Bracelets with a slight change...One unique and cool looking leather button that is handmade from the grain portion of a Tucson Bison hide; cut, skived, dampened, glued, and rolled, and a double leather loop to fasten. 

The Details...

  • An original and unisex design.
  • Antique African Trade Beads handmade over 100 years ago ~ no two beads are alike and each have a rich history.
  • Strung by hand on a thick and sturdy 2 mm round leather cord doubled up for durability and style.
  • Hand-knotted on each side of each bead so beads will stay secure.
  • One Bison Leather Button ~ handmade from the grain portion of a Tucson Bison hide; cut, skived, dampened, glued, and rolled. 
  • Leather Loop Clasp.
  • Available colors of African Trade Beads: Blue Green, Creamy White, Red Coral, Black Onyx, Mahogany Brown, Camel Bone, and Black Ebony.
  • Available leather cord colors: Antique Brown or Black.
  • Custom Made in your wrist measurement.
  • Neck Length: 18" (I can tweak this measurement slightly bigger or smaller)
  • Artfully assembled ~ Beautifully crafted ~ Heirloom Quality.

Chuma African Trade Bead Leather Knot Bracelet with Toggle Button Clasp

The Beads...

The Blue Green, Creamy White, and Red Coral color beads I use to make my Chuma Leather Bracelets are over 100 years old and have the most interesting character; aged and rugged with a beautiful patina and because they were handmade, no two beads are alike. The Black Onyx beads I use are old and rare Ethiopian Glass Padre Beads - hard to find in this rich, beautiful color. They are not as aged and rugged looking as the other three colors but there's something mysteriously wonderful and sensual about these black beads. The Camel Bone Beads are individually carved with Chevron style lines and were handmade in Gambia, Africa. They have an aged appearance that is stunning. The Black Ebony beads are vintage French trade beads from before 2000. They were made in Europe and traded in Africa and have a beautiful shiny patina with some age and pitting.

Chuma Necklace and Bracelet Set; black leather cord with black onyx African Trade Beads, Bison Leather Button and Loop Clasp
Chuma Necklace and Bracelet Set; black leather cord with black onyx African Trade Beads, Bison Leather Button and Loop Clasp
Chuma Necklace and Bracelet Set; antique chocolate brown leather cord with mahogany Brown African Trade Beads, Bison Leather Button and Loop Clasp
Chuma Bracelet; black leather cord with black onyx African Trade Beads, Bison Leather Button and Loop Clasp
Chuma Bracelet; black leather cord with black onyx African Trade Beads, Bison Leather Button and Loop Clasp
Chuma Necklace; antique chocolate brown leather cord with mahogany Brown African Trade Beads, Bison Leather Button and Loop Clasp
Chuma necklace; black leather cord with black onyx African Trade Beads, Bison Leather Button and Loop Clasp
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