Mammoth Ivory centered on Coordinating Beads

This mammoth ivory pendant which I collected in Alaska, where there is quite a bit of this 10,000-year-old material, has a fascinating shape and markings that make it perfect as a necklace centerpiece. It kind of reminds me of a fox head. The double supporting strands contain a mix of antique and new beads, including African bauxite cylinders and vintage peanut-tree faceted rounds. I used solid copper for a toggle clasp. You can see many of my designs at .

Let me know what you think!

Jane Shafrin


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