Do you know what a tagua nut is? I didn't until earlier this year when I got my first piece of jewelry made from one and researched what they were all about. They come from palm trees in South America and they're hard as rocks once they're completely dry. It's also known as vegetable ivory and palm ivory and has been used to replace elephant ivory. I know the elephants are happy about that and I'm happy for them! These nuts can be sliced, diced and carved any which way and also dyed any color. The natural "inclusions" guarantee that no two items are alike (just like you all).
I got my second piece of tagua nut jewelry a few weeks ago when Stephen bought me a lovely bracelet from Le Petite Bohemian. Allie is the owner and has lot of cool looking South American items in her ebay store as well as other tagua nut pieces. The featured item(s) here is also from her store. Isn't just great? It's all about color this season so you should be able to get some mileage out of this set.
Want to know more about tagua nuts? This Wikipedia article is a good place to start or just google it or any of it's aliases. And remember to stop over Allie's store and have a look at all her neat stuff.
Monday I'll be party hopping at Monday Mingle, Visible Monday, and Thrifters Anonymous. See you there.
Here's how to get this beautiful set:
Between April 22nd and April 28th 12:00 midnight EST
1) Just leave a comment about the necklace set.
2) Leave a comment about a "green" or earth friendly thing you do. (pssst! If you're a thrifter you're green!)
I'll use random.org to pick the winner. Good Luck and stay green!