Tiny Star Flower Carved Bone Drilled Beads Earring Pair

Sold by Indounik
(4)
$10.00
+ $5.00 shipping
$10.00
+ $5.00 shipping
In stock
Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from Indonesia
Returns and exchanges accepted
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Item details

These tiny star flower carved bone drilled beads looked like they would make such pretty earrings that I had to have a pair created just for me.

You can see the result in my final photo.

The sweet little hand-carved tropical blooms have five petals and resemble some types of frangipani, also known as plumeria.

They were crafted specially for me in Bali, Indonesia, from bovine bone - cow bone.

You can also use these little flowers on barrettes, greeting cards, or the cover of a travel or art journal. If, like me, you're not shy about using dimensional items on your scrapbook pages, they'd also look great incorporated into a vacation layout.

PayPal is my preferred method of payment.

I have other earring pairs of beads and cabochons carved in the form of small white flowers, and you'll find them in my Bead and Pendants section here

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Indounik?section_id=13727560&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1

AT A GLANCE
Size: Approx 14mm in diameter - about 0.55in
Thickness: Approx 3mm
Weight: The pair weighs less than a gram
Pieces per set: 2 - an earring pair.
Colour: Off-white or ivory colour
Material: Bovine bone - cow bone - sourced from the neighbouring Indonesian island of Java where it is a bi-product of the meat industry.
Shipping: These items will ship from Ubud, Bali, via Pos Indonesia registered mail with a tracking number, and you will almost certainly need to sign for them upon delivery. I'm happy to combine shipping and will refund on overpayment of the shipping fee. Please see my shop policies via the link below for other details.
Extra info: These little pieces are hand-carved and there may be ever so slight differences between them. Due to differing monitor settings, there may also be a difference between the colour of the actual pieces and what you see on your computer screen.

BACK STORY
Tropical flowers are in bountiful supply in Bali and it's just as well because several times a day, they are used in ritual offerings to the gods.

Flower petals fill the little woven palm trays called canang that are set down on thresholds and alters all across the island.

Under a cloud of incense and a sprinkling of holy water, the essence of the offering is wafted skywards by graceful fingers clasping a frangipani blossom.

In Bahasa Indonesia, the word for flower is bunga. Frangipani flower is bunga jepun. Bougainvillea, also in plentiful supply for offerings, is known as bunga kertas – paper flower.
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“The fragrance of the flower is never borne against the breeze; but the fragrance of human virtues diffuses itself everywhere.” ~ from the Hindu epic, the Ramayana.
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Reviews
Average review
(4)
perfect , je recommande vivement
Jun 4, 2018 by Céline François
Jun 3, 2018 by Coline Menard
I think of these as frangipani and they remind me of my travels. They make wonderful earring jackets.
Jun 1, 2018 by Christine Crawford
Exactly as pictured and fast shipping. They really are tiny, but beautiful. Would like to see some larger too. Thank you! :)
Feb 7, 2015 by Amanda Bray

Shipping & policies
Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from Indonesia
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North America 2-3 weeks
Europe 2-3 weeks
Australia, New Zealand and Oceania 2-3 weeks
Asia Pacific 2-3 weeks
Latin America and the Caribbean 2-4 weeks
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I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 6 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
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Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
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