Alkebulan is the ancient name for Africa (believed to be the oldest and only indigenous name), and referred to as the Mother of Mankind. The source of my inspiration for this pendant.
I have made the pendant with a central woven section of copper wire around the yellow Turquoise donut stone and extends up, into the bail. The woven wire is contrasted with wraps of smooth round wire and finished with spirals either side. This is echoed on the bail. These multi wraps of wire can be found in many types of African jewellery, particularly in the their bold necklace and bracelet cuffs. The turquoise is green, yellow and black in colour.
The pendant hangs from a handmade copper double Viking knit chain, which I have finished with handmade wire cones and copper beads. The chain is secured together with a woven hook clasp, which mirrors the detail on the pendant.
The chain is 16 1/2” long. The pendant measures 1 1/3” tall including the bail and is
This item comes in a jewellery box.
About the artist
Abby Hook Jewellery Artistsee "Alkebulan - Copper Viking knit chain with Yellow Turquoise wire wrapped donut" on Abby Hook's website
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