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tagua honeycomb bib necklace

by Bria Bergman
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  • the story

Queen Bee

Tastefully striking, these colorful necklaces are an eye-catching and eco-friendly way to add a bold, geometric element to any outfit. Reminiscent of glossy ivory, each flat "bead" is carved from sustainable tagua, commonly referred to as "vegetable ivory" for its likeness in bulk and texture. This unique material is environmentally friendly, helps curb illegal elephant poaching, prevents deforestation, and allows local, Ecuadorian artisans to make a living from the collection and processing of the seeds. These hand-dyed, hexagonal pendants are threaded together into a bold bib that evokes the sweet shape of honeycomb. Each necklace is connected with two fabric straps that are carefully woven on rustic, hand-operated wooden looms, which are native to the highlands of Ecuador. Handmade in Ecuador.

  • details
Handmade
Community Voted
Item ID
23023
Made from
waxed cotton, tagua nut, acrylic thread
Measurements
Bib: 7" L x 3.25" H; Total Woven Strap: 30" L
Notes
Due to the properties of the natural materials, avoid exposure to water. Wipe clean with dry or barely damp cloth.
  • the maker

Bria Bergman

Bria Bergman takes design cues from our diverse world. Incorporating bright colors and soft hues and combining natural materials with rustic materials, she sources materials and labor in the Andean region of South America. The finished look integrates these worlds, resulting in unique and inspired designs that fuse the urban with the rural, and the natural with the modern. Creating to encourage change, Bria's business was founded to bring sustainable improvements to impoverished communities in South America. The collection offers artisans the opportunity to participate in the global market, and simultaneously provides customers with access to the elusive world of the rural Andes. Through the non-profit arm, Andean Project, the company ensures that the change remains productive and healthy, through addressing other poverty-related issues that are funded through profits gained from the collection as well as private donations.

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TAGUA HONEYCOMB BIB NECKLACE
 
4.0

(based on 1 review)

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4.0

Great Necklace!

By 

from SanAntonio TX.

About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

Pros

  • Good Length
  • Good Quality
  • Meaningful
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dress Up or Down
    • Going Out
    • Office

    Comments about TAGUA HONEYCOMB BIB NECKLACE:

    Great eye-catching necklace. Very lightweight and adjustable. Each one is made by hand and is afair-trade product. I have received many compliments.

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    • No
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    • Self
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    Q and A

    When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

    329votes, 28 comments

    Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

    We love the unique look of these Honeycomb Bib Necklaces. We also love that they're made of natural tagua. Take a look at the product story to learn more about tagua and how artisans transform it into this lovely design, then let us know whether it has your vote.

    kim
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    in, good colors, casual

    Tracy
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    It would be nice to see someone wearing it. It would give me an idea just how large it is. A scale referance. But I believe that all my nieces would love these. Maybe even one of my nephews as he's gay.

    Isabella
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    Might be great for you it just isn't my style though

    erin
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    These styles are everywhere and the thick black fabric on this design really distracts from what could be pretty.

    Whitney
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    I love the product story and the colors are great, I just find it unappealing. Not my style.

    Leslie
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    Love the colors, but not my style.

    Linda
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    It looks as if it belongs in a Tim Burton cartoon

    Linnie
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    I really like the colors and the design but I don't like how it looks stitched together. Especially the turquoise one. It reminds me of Frankenstein's monster.

    gf
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    look like they were made from leftover bathroom floor tile......

    Miss Froggy
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    These are just ugly

    Patty
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Cute

    Susan
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    Great product story that didn't translate to appealing jewelry. Looks a bit dollar-store-ish.

    anne
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    no comment

    Christina
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    The colors and design of the beads are nice, but the thick black cord to too much!

    Paula
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    Can't imagine that this is flattering once it's on the neck. too bulky.

    Joyce
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Cute...hope the price is right.

    Jennifer
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    really?

    Lisa
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    I am glad it is sustainable... but a bracelet might have been better?

    Jodean
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Unique! would love to see one with orange or other non-jewel tones

    Amy
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    The stitching really detracts from the otherwise elegant lines making it look like a grade school art project.

    Diane
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    looks cheap and plastic

    Inga
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Love these if they are reasonalby priced!

    Christie
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    Sorry, just not cute.

    Megan
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    I love the product story and concept but I really don't like the black fabric straps that hold them together. I don't mind the stitching because it makes it more rustic but the fabric makes it look immature.

    Melanie
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Love the idea to curb illegal elephant poaching. Also, being a gay male does not mean they like more feminine items, I would check with his parents or even ask him yourself if such a gift would be appropriate.

    GailJ
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Cute

    Linda
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Love them! Let me know when they're available!

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