Saturday, March 6, 2010


I drove into San Francisco yesterday to see if I could get some beads to match my gorgeous beads from Doreen. ( BackyardBeads) I found a strand of Tagua Nut beads in many bright colors. Deep in the Amazon Rainforest grows a special tree,the Tagua or Ivory Palm. Tagua nut has been used to make buttons,jewelry and carved objects since the 19th century. I love the colors and how this bracelet turned out.
The necklace is made with vintage seed beads and coral and jade and a tube bead from Doreen.


  1. I love the bracelet with the green and turquoise beads. It's amazing! Where is it from? Is it possible to buy? and if it is can you buy online?

    I once visited a small Tagua workplace in Ecuador.It was amazing to see how they transformes the nuts to the most beautiful jewelry and other objects! I love the idea of botanical ivory!!

  2. Wow, Pam! Who would ever think my subdued beads would mix with such bright colors? Wonderful creations! Looks like you already have someone who wants one of them!!

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