simple string #1


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Lovely deep orangey-brown beads set off by lil glass beads that are MOSTLY clear but have just a tint of yellow, plus a pointer & finger loop of hammered copper wire.

“So powerful, in fact, is simple string in taming the world to human will and ingenuity that I suspect it to be the unseen weapon that allowed the human race to conquer the earth …” — Elizabeth Wayland Barber, Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years

They’re not strung on string but they’re definitely strung. I couldn’t resist the reference to one of my favorite nonfiction books. Very much worth reading.

(I freely admit I was hoping to use up the lil clear-yellowish beads on this pendulum … but there kept being MORE)

Availability: Only 1 left in stock

• the copper wire is from my brother-in-law, who used to fix diesel generators for a living • to him, it’s scrap • to me, it’s YAY FREE WIRE

• many of the beads came home from Pennsic with my roommate • a talenti jar full of POSSIBILITIES

• there are also beads from my Aunt Ann • & from a friend named Elizabeth • thanks y’all!


it's this big:

• this pendulum is 14.25″ long

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