Necklaces - Pendants

Sahara Necklace Sterling Silver, Brass, Bronze Mixed Metal Olive Wood, Silver Tuareg, Antique Conus Shell African Trade Beads Ethnic OOAK


  • Details
    This long, one-of-a-kind necklace has a beautiful array of both antique and contemporary materials.

    The large olive wood beads have lovely grain patterns in light and medium brown tones. Around three of these are handmade brass bead caps that have been roll-printed with a striped design. Three of my handmade bronze beads are stacked on one side of the necklace with a similar pattern. The three hollow silver beads are handmade and vintage from the Tuareg (or Tourag) tribe in western Saharan Africa. The Tuareg people are master metal-smiths and are still producing silver jewelry today. These beads are probably from the 1960s or 70s. There is one small bone bead next to the smaller Tuareg silver beads.

    The thick slices of conus shell were hand-cut and formed in the Congo and are much older, probably from the early 1900s. They are ivory and cream colored with soft dots of brown.

    The large links of chain closest to the beads are hand-forged sterling silver links I textured with course sandpaper in a rolling mill. They are attached to fair trade brass chain from Indonesia. The necklace is finished with one of my handmade sterling silver clasps. All the metal is oxidized with a black patina and finished with a sanded texture.

    The total length is 27 inches (68.5 cm), but the clasp can be attached to the links of the brass chain, making it adjustable.

    This striking necklace has a soft presence because of its neutral, earthy color scheme and the subdued, aged look of the metals. This can easily be layered with many other pieces, but it is bold enough to wear on its own.

    This necklace is ready to ship and will come to you wrapped and ready to wear. Please contact me with any questions or special requests.
  • Shipping & Policies


    All payments must be made within 24 hours of purchase. Direct check out via Etsy is available, and I also I accept Paypal.

    Colorado residents will be charged 2.9% sales tax.

    I can offer layway on most items in my shop. The first payment must be at least 25% of the merchandise total. All payments must be completed within 60 days of the initial purchase and deposit payment. All billing is done through PayPal unless the buyer makes alternative arrangements directly with me before purchase.

    When you check out, please choose check as the form of payment so you can complete your purchase. In the "notes to seller" section, please specify that you are wanting to pay via layaway and send the email address that is linked to a PayPal account. All invoices for the initial deposit and subsequent balances due will be sent through PayPal. Merchandise will be mailed once all payments are completed, including shipping costs.

    If you want to cancel a layaway order, it must be done within 30 days of the initial deposit to receive a full refund. After 30 days, the 25% deposit is forfeited. Any other additional payments beyond the 25% initial deposit will be refunded if the cancellation is made within the 60 day payment period. Please contact me for any additional information or clarification on any of my policies.

    Shipping from United States

    Shipping is done through the US Postal Service, First Class or Priority Shipping (3-5 business days within the Continental United States). Delivery confirmation and insurance are available upon request (but please be aware that these services cost more and therefore you will be invoiced for them). Please contact me directly for a shipping quote for expedited shipping.

    I will ship to most countries outside of the United States, however delivery times can vary so if you need an item within a certain time frame please contact me for an expedited quote. Delivery time will also depend on the speed of customs in your country. For my customers outside the U.S. please know you will be responsible for all customs charges incurred by receiving goods from the U.S.

    Returns & Exchanges

    I gladly accept returns and exchanges

    Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

    Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

    I don't accept cancellations

    But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

    The following items can't be returned or exchanged

    Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

    • Custom or personalized orders
    • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
    • Digital downloads
    • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
    • Items on sale

    Returns and exchange details

    ArtistaTree accepts returns or exchanges on most items. All jewelry must be returned within 14 days of purchase. Please print out the receipt sent you through Etsy as I am no longer including paper receipts with my packages in order to save paper. If returned items arrive without damage, a full refund (minus shipping costs) will be provided in the original payment form. Please allow 5-10 business days for credit refunds and 2-5 weeks for refunds via check (ArtistaTree will always attempt to contact you within this time frame if refunds will take longer to process). For certain pieces no returns are accepted, therefore please read descriptions carefully before purchasing.

    All returns must be mailed at the expense of the buyer within 14 days of purchase. We recommend that all packages are shipped back to us using a similar method to that with which it was received. If items are returned to ArtistaTree damaged or are lost in the mail, a refund cannot be given. If you receive an item from ArtistaTree and it is broken or damaged it is your responsibility to contact ArtistaTree within 14 days.

    If you live outside of the USA, please contact ArtistaTree within the 14 day period to inform us of a return if you believe your item will not reach us before the expiration period. International customers may choose a carrier of their choice to return items, but you must contact ArtistaTree if your return will not arrive before the 14 day window has passed. Please do not sends C.O.D.s when returning items, these will not be accepted. I recommend you buy insurance and/or tracking for items you are returning.

    Please mail all returns to:

    ArtistaTree LLC
    CO: Emily Miller
    3400 Dartmouth Ave.
    Boulder, CO 80305
    United States

    For any questions regarding our return policy or to ask about an item you have purchased please email or convo over Etsy. Thanks!


    Custom orders are always welcome. I especially love making jewelry for special occassions: weddings, holidays, birthdays, etc. Please be aware that special orders usually take 3-6 weeks to complete depending on demand at the time of purchase. You must pay for 100% of your order once a style and design is decided upon. There are no returns on custom orders (but I will do my best to make sure you are getting exactly what you want before I begin to make it).

    I make all of my jewelry one piece at a time, however, certain items can be duplicated if you would like to order more than one. Contact me directly if you would like more than one of any piece of jewelry.

    I sell my jewelry at various boutiques, art galleries and gift stores and I am always looking for new venues. I work with both wholesale and consignment accounts based on the individual needs of my sellers. Please contact me if you are interested in selling my jewelry.