‘Dark Moon’: clear Samburu glass bead necklace


Cow horn bead pendant on string of Samburu clear glass beads and Giriama rings. Inspired by lunar cycles and the moon when it is just perceptible in full shadow.


Made by Sarah Thomas at Journeys In Between

This product has guaranteed Christmas shipping if you order by 17th December.

Handmade in UK from beads collected while living and travelling in Africa

This is a unique one-off item.

Product Dimensions: 47cm total length. (22cm drop).

Product Materials: Cow horn bead, Samburu clear glass beads and Giriama brass rings

Product Information: Simple and elegant earthy necklace made of beads collected in Kenya: a dark cow horn bead is the centrepiece, hanging on a string of clear glass beads used by the Samburu (Northern Kenya, and Giriama brass rings from coastal Kenya. Clasp: gold-plated trigger catch.

Care warning: Do not allow this item to get wet.


In line with the environmental ethic of my business, I use recycled/ reused packaging where possible. Price includes P&P.


My film about Samburu bead colour symbolism, After the Rains Came: Seven short stories about objects and lifeworlds, can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/60192945

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Sarah Thomas at Journeys In Between

At Journeys In Between I string stories out of fragments, in material form. With an environmental ethic at their heart, my jewellery pieces emerge from journeys deep and wide and speak to our human and planetary condition. My aesthetic is influenced by a Kenyan childhood, a formative part of my adult life spent living in Iceland, and a deep reverence for the natural world. The materials I use are mostly recycled or natural, woven through with the raw beauty of nature.

This practice is the 'in between' of my writing practice - working with my hands is a part of my thinking. For my writing head this way >> https://sarahthomas.net


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