Rwandan Bead Necklace with 14 Karat Gold Filled Chain
Emma Jane at EJD designed these necklaces using Rwandan lacquered beads in a way that honored both Rwandan tradition and Emma's minimalist style. We employed Rwandan craftswomen (literally genocide survivors) for a summer making beads and assembling the necklaces. This was an experiment to see if Chirpwood's future might include a more direct Rwandan presence. We don't know the answer yet, but your purchase can help add a bit of clarity!
Multi-bead necklace 38" only. Single bead necklace 14" and 16." Lacquered paper beads over 14k Gold filled chain.