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Tribal Wear

About this design:

This is a gift for a friend- I originally was going to make a Howlite necklace with a few pewter accents, but a piece of chain in my design tray caught my eye and it morphed into this simplistic piece. She likes Native American style, so I'm hoping she will enjoy this.


Howlite: 10mm & rondelles, pewter medallion, pewter accents, chain, antique silver temple ring toggle clasp and a few nickel colored 6mm beads.

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  1. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Your friend will like it. These metal pieces give the impression of something ancient. It’s both simple and striking.

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Yes, she will like it! The silver beads work so well with the Howlite’s grey matix. It has an understated beauty that speaks volumes.

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    Melody F says:

    Pretty and very wearable. Bet it will be a favorite with her.

  4. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    Lucky friend!

  5. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Your friend is sure to treasure this gift. I’m especially taken with that gorgeous toggle clasp!

  6. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    The pewter and Howlite look wonderful together and the nickel beads are so unique. Beautiful design.

  7. Stingray
    Stingray says:

    Good choices, it’s a standout design despite its simplicity.

  8. Phoenix
    Phoenix says:

    Thank you all for your encouraging words!! I appreciate it.

  9. kye
    kye says:

    Simplicity at it’s best! Beautiful!

  10. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    This is a great piece! I have been eyeing my howlite lately and this one draws me back to it, again!

  11. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Great design! Simple but beautiful.

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