African Batik Bone Spike Pendant, African Beads, African Etched Pendant, Etched Bead, Bone Pendant, Batik Bead

Sold by ClassicElements
+ $3.60 shipping
+ $3.60 shipping
In stock
Preparation takes 1-2 business days
Arrives from the United States

Item details

LARGE spear pendant with batik design.
Offered in two separate listings I am offering two sizes in this arrow or spear shaped bone pendant... this is the LARGER of the two sizes. I purchased all that were available as I thought they were so simple and perfect for a contemporary design long necklace.

This listing is for one or more of the pendants as selected from the drop down box.

Sold individually if you just need one, but you can choose the quantity desired in the drop down box.

Measure in a range approximately:
23 x 108 to 26 x 115mm in diameter with a 1.5mm ID hole (1" x 4 ½")
(Dimensions are APPROXIMATE and can vary slightly from bead to bead and are measured at the widest points.)

These bone beads are created by the tribes of Ghana and Kenya using a process that can be traced back to 4th century BC Egypt. Though original designed to decorate fabric the batik process was adapted to create these decorated cow or camel bone beads.
Some are bleached and others are dyed using a simple dye and heat process. Designs would be carved into the bones. Beeswax is used to create the designs....allowed to dry briefly as it sinks into the bone and coating it with a lacquer finish that dye cannot penetrate. Plant and flower extracts along with tree bark and sap are used to develop the dyes used to create the contrasting color.

The last picture shows as an example a simple long necklace made from 5 components offered in my shop... 2mm leather, a spear pendant, a bone rondel, a black clay rondel and a brass lost wax element.

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Average review
Feb 15, 2018 by robzando
Beautiful and unique! Very pleased with the order and the quality!
Aug 17, 2017 by oliviahavens1
AWWWWWWWWWWWWESOME!!!! I love this purchase. Fast shipping, thanks
Jan 4, 2017 by April Brown
This product is beautiful. i purchased it before and I liked it. Shipping is fast it's a nice piece!
Dec 31, 2016 by Neutral Designs
Very nice piece looks just like the picture very happy with my purchase!
Dec 7, 2016 by Neutral Designs

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Preparation takes 1-2 business days
Arrives from the United States
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1. FASTER delivery 2. Your order is INSURED for $100 3. Packaging is secure and eliminates costly delays. ANY shipping charges over and above $6.75 will be refunded at the time of shipping IF all your product will fit in a Small Flat Rate box or envelope.

Due to so many changes I have made the decision to no longer ship outside of the United States. If you have purchased from me before you may inquire and I may make an exception.

My packaging is secure...all items are packaged in a cello bag with a product card.
I strive to ship all ClassicBead and ClassicElements orders within 24 - 48 hour from the time payment is received. I will notify customers if I deviate from this standard.
PLEASE stay tuned to your Etsy CONVOS! These can be accessed through your account. It is how I communicate with you in the event of a question or problem with your order. Your shipment can be delayed and I will not be held responsible for such delay if you do not respond to convo or an attempt to reach you via email. This is a time consuming costly matter to me.


Etsy Direct Checkout
Direct Checkout. You may cancel anytime prior to shipping, but you better make that decision fast as I try to ship same or next day! Fast shipping = happy customers I have learned!
I do not include a receipt in your package. You may access one if needed via your Etsy account.

Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Conditions of return
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.
Additional return information
If there is a problem with your order, BEFORE you post your review please let's take a look at the situation and we will discuss the policies below:

1. All sales are considered final unless I have sent the wrong product or an item is found to be defective. Cut goods are considered custom orders and are not eligible for return or exchange. If you are unsure of the color, I suggest ordering a small amount before committing to a larger quantity as cut goods are not returnable. Please reach out in the form of an Etsy convo if you have a question or proposal.
1a. Natural dye leather colors can vary from spool to spool. These colors are not clear, this is a distressed look and the leather shows through. IF you are unsure regarding please message me or order a small amount before committing to larger quantities or order opaque and metallics for true color and consistency from spool to spool.

2. Error in shipping?? I will gladly replace your item with the correct product.
a. You must contact me within 3 days of receipt and include a picture of the entire order. Pictures can be sent by email or via an Etsy convo.
b. You must return the product shipped in error. Products need to have the correct postage (not letter weight as they are considered packages not letters) The postal service unfortunately does not reimburse for the value of uninsured packages if they are lost or the package is damaged during shipping so I recommend that you insure for the value of the product.
c. Upon receipt of the incorrect product I will send out your replacement and refund your return shipping.

3. If I have omitted something from your order notify me immediately via Etsy convo and I will get it right out to you. This is an easy fix.

4. Cancellations: Short window I know, but I often times ship same day if I am in the shop when your order comes in. I respond quickly to convos regarding product questions so reach out if you have a question before placing your order and I'll do what I can to help! If you contact me after the 12 hour window, shipping charges will not be refunded.

Handcrafted items with subtle nuances and color variations given the differences in monitors are not considered defects. I photograph multiples to give you an idea of the nuances you might expect in unique handcrafted items.

Additional policies

I do not sell wholesale as my goal is to offer variety. Many of the items are discounted based upon quantity selected within the drop down box. We are beginning to offer full spools of leather in some options.

Trunk shows!! LOVE them! If you have a bead shop or know of one in your market who can supply vendor references I would be glad to discuss shipping a trunk show of my handcrafted ClassicBead pendants, buttons, & beads to that shop for a 10-14 day selling period. Please contact me through convo to arrange such an event.
Gift certificates to my shop are awarded to customers who assist in booking trunk shows and/or use my product in a design that is published!