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replicaEach of these precious beads is sold as a single bead, for $6.50* (or 20% less if you use your friends & fans discount, SAVE20). If you are interested in more or the whole set, please let us know!

These are modern handcrafted beads made in the tradition of ancient dZi beads (pronounced ZEE). Few beads are surrounded by as much myth and mystery as the dZi bead. The authentic/original etched agates are found in Tibet, Bhutan, Ladakh, and Nepal, and are believed to be about two thousand years old. Many legends accompany the beads- that they were not made by man but created by the gods, that they bring luck and ward off evil, that they protect the wearer from physical harm by taking the abuse upon themselves, and that the bead itself will choose its' owner and will not stay with an unlucky person. 

We actually acquired these in India, but we believe they are every bit as beautiful, with their rich Carnelian color and traditional etched designs. We have several in a variety of colors, so let us know if you want additional photos. If you purchase from this posting, you will receive one like that shown in the two close-up shots, unless you specify otherwise.

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corn necklace etsy versionThis OH SO SPECIAL yellow & blue corn kernel necklace set was handcrafted by Indian women and men on the Santo Domingo Pueblo located between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. They grow the corn, dry it, color it, and then string the necklaces themselves. You might wonder if the corn 'beads' would deteriorate over time, but I've found that they last indefinitely since the kernels are dry -- somewhat like a nut bead necklace.  One suggestion for preservation, if you want to be sure, is to keep it in a baggie in the freezer when you're not wearing it -- I know that sounds funny but I'm told that's the secret of some well-preserved vintage corn necklaces I've seen that were made in the 60's!.  
 
The end ties are from soft deer skin leather; the necklaces are separate and both slip easily over the head. They are sold as this set of two.
 
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