Tumbleweed is no longer a bunch of tangled twigs or whatever rolling over an empty street or through the desert to create a mood of silence or loneliness in a Western movie.
Now tumbleweed makes beautiful and unique cabochons like the one that is the star of this wire knit necklace.
First I caught the cabochon which is dyed in pale greens and bright browns in a setting knitted from warm golden copper wire with a crochet hook.
Although the wire looks like pure copper, it is not. Not only is it coated and will not tarnish, but the color is not exactly the same.
Including the handwrapped bail the pendant is 4.2 cm or 1 2/3 inch.
It comes on a long rope knitted from the same wire. The rope is 60 cm or 23 1/2 inch long and closes with a handwrapped loop and an antiqued copper tone lobster clasp.
This is definitely a piece of jewelry to catch attention.
How are tumbleweed cabochons made (from my supplier's website)
"The tumbleweed is harvested from the Arizona desert, debarked and then the dyed sticks and stems are heated and compressed for 30 days. This produces bricks of tumbleweed. From there you can slab it, cut it into a unique cabochon. This is very lightweight."
Delivery time is 3-5 working days after immediate receipt of payment.
This information is only valid for shipping to Germany. Shipping times to other countries may vary.