Upishoun! That’s “cheers!” in Quechua, one of the languages spoken in the Ecuadorian craft studio where this lively necklace is made by hand. Each link is a cross-section of locally harvested tagua nut. The natural material is often used as a sustainable substitute for ivory, though you’ll be amazed to find that it’s featherlight. The bold modern art shapes and even the fiesta colors also remind us of mid century Bakelite beads—all strung on an adjustable faux leather cord.
I do love it! I ordered it in black, and it is lightweight, has the adjustable length, and goes with everything in my closet! I plan to order in colors as well as spring comes around.