Ostrich Shell Bracelet by N!oshe Daqm


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This ostrich shell bracelet is 19.5cm from button edge to mid-loop. All the beads are handmade by N!oshe who chipped small pieces of shell into circles, then created the central hole with a drill-stick, before rubbing lengths of beads on a flat stone to grind them smooth and similar in size. A larger piece of ostrich shell makes a button fastening. 

This bracelet was made by N!oshe Daqm from the Nyae Nyae Conservancy. She is an inspirational woman, married to the headman /Ui Kxunta with grown up children and now grandchildren. All the money from this sale goes directly to her, less postage costs, currency exchange and PayPal fees. Price includes shipping by Royal Mail Tracked 48 service in an environmentally friendly padded-paper bag.

The broken shells are collected after the ostrich chicks have hatched, so utilise a resource that the ostrich no longer needs. Strong nylon thread is now used instead of animal sinew. I can supply you a length of elastic thread or nylon thread if you want to restring the beads. Just let me know when you place the order.