Mary Ellen Merrigan

Mary Ellen Merrigan

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Guidemore Runway Collection Sky Blue Necklace. Designed and handmade in Cape Town by Guidemore Chigama. Trained in Zimbabwe as an engineer, Guidemore is a self-taught jewelry maker who creates and constructs necklaces laden with innovative new patterns, colors and designs. He uses recycled glass and old African trading beads as well as upcycling found objects, including elements lifted directly from nature, to create contemporary unique, one-of-a-kind pieces.

This Guidemore original is an artful use of bead types in a predominantly blue color way. The large round blue beads are handmade re-cycled bottle glass from Africa, made in Ghana. The hand painted tu

Necklace pictured has been sold, but I can make another that will be very similar. I have used a very old, hand carved wooden African spindle whorl as focal point of this dramatic necklace. 5 strands of mixed handmade African beads....clay, amber resin, brass, carved bovine bone, etc etc are double hand knotted on linen cord. Length can be adjusted so that it can be worn as standard length necklace and also as a long necklace. Ties behind neck so that everyone can find perfect length. I have…

Necklace pictured has been sold, but I can make another that will be very similar. I have used a very old, hand carved wooden African spindle whorl as focal point of this dramatic necklace. 5 strands of mixed handmade African beads....clay, amber resin, brass, carved bovine bone, etc etc are double hand knotted on linen cord. Length can be adjusted so that it can be worn as standard length necklace and also as a long necklace. Ties behind neck so that everyone can find perfect length. I have…