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Handmade Beaded Leather Necklaces

Handmade Beaded Leather Necklaces

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Beads are known to be one of the earliest forms of trade between humans and were used as a form of currency since the beginning of time. The Native Americans used bone fragments, wood, dried herbs, and local minerals to craft their exotic jewelry. Most pieces were large and designed to be worn as necklaces or even thongs. 

Our designs are just as unique. The designs are made on 2mm rustic leather cord that is available in distressed black leather or a natural cocoa. We use the finest leather cord and each is fully adjustable to any size. 

NOTE: The rings featured on the Gila and Diamondback are stamped sterling silver, size 8 rings. 

These unique necklaces and chokers can be customized to your specifications, or you can choose from our current stock. 

For Customization Requests: Email us at azsoapworks@gmail.com 

About the Materials

Arizona is known for five things: cattle, citrus, climate, copper and cotton. We've incorporated a few of these elements into our jewelry. 

  • Turquoise - This precious stone holds a long history in the Southwest. Believed to bring strength to the wearer and help them overcome illness, turquoise has long been valued throughout the region. 
  • Copper - We use copper to represent Arizona, the "Copper State". Even today, there are many working copper mines in the state. 
  • Silver - In the 1800s, Navajo (Diné) artists began working silver after learning the art from Mexican silversmiths. The Zuni soon began trading their livestock for silver-smithing instruction; and by the late 1800s, Zuni smiths had taught the Hopi. 

About the Colors

White Represents peace, winter and calm Purity, light, sharing and mourning
Black Represents night, victory, a full life and a valiant death Victory, success, power, strength, life
Red Represents thunder and the sunset Faith, beauty, energy, blood, Courage
Green Represents nature and being one with the earth. It represents a healer and is a protective color Harmony, healing, nature, endurance, protection
Blue Represents water, which is the lifeblood of the Southwest. It is a giver of life, wisdom and intelligence Intuition, trust, wisdom, critically important
Purple Represents mysticism and things unknown. Purple is a sacred color, one used only in religious ceremonies due to its reverence.  Magic, mysticism, power, 

Yellow
Orange

Represents the determination to fight to the death or do what is necessary to win.  Intellect, determination, stubborness