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:: Wholesale prices (to shops) are listed :: Retail prices (to individuals) are double ::

If you are looking for something that used to live on this page, but do not see it anymore,
it has either sold or has been shuffled to the other category pages.

Click on the smaller thumbnail-sized images to view full-sized pictures of the jewelry.
The larger images are always posted at actual size, and should print out accurately.

:: A brand new batch of Baltic amber plugs! ::

*NEW Baltic amber plugs 5 pairs all sizes NEW batch*

These Baltic amber saddles are generally a translucent scrumptious dark honey color, often referred to as "cognac" colored. This batch all have interesting inclusions: there are a good amount of pieces with darker black specks and areas of dark organic debris more typically seen in Mexican amber. The bigger the pieces, the more spectacular! Some of the inclusions are clustered and remind me of galaxies. I'm really pleased with the quality of this amber and the variations of inclusions seen. There are even a few bugs!

*NEW Baltic amber plugs 5 pairs diagnol cluster A*

The short summary is this:
4mm ($5/pair) very short
6mm ($15/pair) short
8mm ($25/pair) a little short
9.5 to 10mm ($30/pair)
11.5 to 12mm ($40/pair)


Please head over to our amber page to check out all the details!

:: Our Etsy shop ::


We're doing some Spring cleaning, and have LOTS of interesting
raw materials, inlay material, odds and ends, and unfinished items
we are thinning out, so we set up our very own Etsy shop!

Therein you will find:
cut sections of bamboo, ebony slices, porcupine quills, snake ribs, bone tapers and talons, coconutwood rounds and beads, dentalium, a cow horn, horn tusks and spirals, jet blocks, antique jet faceted beads or necklaces, Baltic amber and copal specimens, Baltic amber cabochons or cylinders,
many stone rods, cylinders, beads, talons, and tubes
(jade, serpentine, aventurine, goldstone, red jasper, etc.),
tools for other makers, o-rings, semi-finished supplies, antique tribal pieces, cloth from Java,
and bulk deals - only found there, and not on this normal website! Please check it out!

:: Our Cafepress shop ::

*cafepress 4X4 grid thumbnails organic poppy mandala Kikuyu woman dakini girl pink dogwood flower blossom shirts long short sleeve bags box magnets pillow pajamas infant onesie*

We have added several items to our online shop set up at cafepress.com/organicjewelry where you can order various fun items with the poppy mandala, dakini girl, dogwood flower, and other designs on them.
We've designed such goodies as:
a clock, mugs, a hat, bags, stickers, long and short sleeved shirts, magnets, pajamas,
an amazing wooden jewelry box with a tile top, a bike messenger style bag, and more!
They take care of all the ordering, taking payment, returns, all that good stuff, so it's a separate deal from us. We get a cut from each item sold. What's really fun is that they print them one at a time, so if only one person orders an item, they'll have a one-of-a-kind product.
Please check it out - we're really excited about it!!!

*wholesale versus retail prices reminder*

:: Ethnic and tribal jewelry ::

*North Vietnamese Hmong hilltribe aluminum earrings*

Lovely North Vietnamese Hmong hilltribe aluminum earrings with colorful accents!
$60/pair. This photo is not posted at life size.

* old silver Indian earrings ear ornaments seven hoops *

A fancy set of old silver Indian earrings/ear ornaments, with a total of seven hoops,
connected with the later edition of a white metal chain
that would traditionally go over the head or a headdress.
This can be taken apart into pairs, or worn or displayed as is. $175/set.
Please click the thumbnail to view a larger image; these photos are not posted at life size.

*Murugan silver tongue spear vel cheek piercing toppers Thaipusam ritual Hindu Malaysia*

Here are two cast toppers representing Lord Murugan that connect to silver tongue and cheek spears, used during the Hindu Thaipusam ritual in Malaysia each year, as devotees are pierced to the chants of 'vel, vel!' We used to carry these silver spears, but now only have these two silver pieces left. They go on the sharp end of the spears to close them off after the piercing has been done. Those interested in the history of traditional body piercing and body modification rituals might find these of interest. $15/each. ON HOLD

*Golden triangle hilltribe omega-shaped bracelet with incised designs traditional tribal*
*Golden triangle hilltribe omega-shaped bracelet with incised designs traditional tribal*

Golden triangle hilltribe omega-shaped bracelet with incised designs. $35.

*Thai hilltribe silver stash hairstick*

A large North Thai hilltribe (probably Hmong) silver hairstick. $85.
The top comes off to reveal the hollow center which can be used for storage (a stash area),
which was probably used traditionally to hold tobacco.
Approximately 1.26 ounces (35.8 grams) and 7-3/4" in length!
Please click on this thumbnail to view a larger photo (not posted at life size).

*Thai hilltribe womens hairpiece wig*

An unusual women's hairpiece/wig with multiple base metal (aluminum?) hairpins,
some of which are stamped or engraved, and some have incised edges. $125.
This was collected in North Thailand, and is either from one of the Thai hilltribes,
or possibly from another part of the Golden Triangle, such as Southern China.
Please click on this thumbnail to view a larger photo (not posted at life size).

*Maasai beaded collar necklace*

Maasai women's beaded collar necklace with leather (not plastic) spacers. $100.
Please click on this thumbnail to view a larger photo (not posted at life size).

:: Non-piercing jewelry ::

*Javanese wooden durian bracelets*

East Javanese brown wooden bracelets with mellow thorn/spiky projections.
Since 'spike' or 'thorn' is 'duri' in Indonesian,
'durian' (like the stinky and delicious fruit!) means a spiky thing
so we're calling these durian bracelets!
$10/each. These two pieces only. Photo is not posted at life size.

*4 faceted Baltic amber pendants* *4 faceted Baltic amber pendants*
*4 faceted Baltic amber pendants*

Two views of four faceted Baltic amber pendants,
and a close-up with one in the sun. $15 to $30/each.
Note these photos have not been posted at life size.

*wholesale versus retail prices reminder*

:: Body Jewelry from Natural and Traditional Materials ::

:: NEW spotted shell earrings/ear cuffs ::

*spotted shell earrings ear cuffs cowrie* *spotted shell earrings ear cuffs cowrie*
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*spotted shell earrings ear cuffs cowrie*

Spotted tiger cowrie shell earrings for larger stretched ear piercings. $40/pair.
These are made out of real tiger cowrie shells (Cypraea tigris), which are white with brown leopard-like spots,
that were cut down to make one-of-a-kind c-shaped earrings/ear weights/ear cuffs.
The natural serration around the gap makes it look a little like teeth.
Although the style is like that of light ear weights, they are not that heavy,
and function a bit more like large dangling ear cuffs.

Two different pairs are available, measured at the widest part of the shell (on the apex of the convex surface).
One pair measures 1-7/16" from left to right from one flattened end to the other.
The other pair measures 1-1/2" from left to right from one flattened end to the other.
Ear piercings will have to be at least each of these sizes in diameter in order to wear them and have a gap of around half that size showing over the top. Larger stretched ears, such as those stretched to around 2", will look even better.

They could be worn with the spotted convex ends showing, or the flatter white ends with the gap showing.
Note that although the shells were selected to be as close as possible to pairs, since these are natural real shells, they vary in size and shape from piece to piece. In addition, there may be some surface mars from natural wear and tear. Expect variation!
Note these photos are not posted at life size.

*single horn Dayak flower plug*

A single 12mm (just under 1/2") solid horn plug with Borneo flare
and inlaid instead of cut out spirals. The back flare is very mellow.
It was made as a custom order for a labret and they never got back to us once it was made.
Now up for grabs! Only $10 wholesale.

*oddballs custom horn plugs*

Oddballs!
Custom horn plugs that were never purchased once made,
and a few last of their kind from styles we used to carry:
0ga horn plugs with tan mammoth ivory (?) inlays ($20/pair),
<5/8" horn plugs with coconutwood inlays ($18/pair),
a single ≤5/8" horn plug with a black star surrounded by white bone dust inlay ($10/one),
<1" horn plugs with engraved stars that are not filled in with anything -
the effect is a bit like black on black 3-D nautical stars ($36/pair),
and >1-1/2" hollow horn plugs with small bone dust inlaid dots ($40/pair).

Other new goodies not shown include:
horn omega's now down to 12ga, 11ga, and 10ga,
horn upside-down U's now down to 12ga and 10ga,
horn Java style hoops now in 11ga and 10ga, and
super super thin horn spirals down to 20ga (crazy!).

:: New Boar Tusks ::

Boar tusks average $5-20/each, depending on size and quality.
Boar's tusks are triangular in cross-section, making measuring challenging.
Prices for boar's tusks are double for retail customers.

*last 20 boars tusk*

A large boar's tusk. $20. Also shown below.

*final boars tusks*

$20 for the big piece, $5/each for the small pieces.
Unlike the scans, this photo is not posted at exact size.

*2 and 6 large boar tusks*

The are the largest two we have ($18/each).
There is a hairline crack each near the open back ends.
Tips have been sharpened; some sanding marks are present.
Please click on this smaller thumbnail to view a larger image.
Unlike the scans, this photo is not posted at exact size, although close to it.

*4 medium boar tusks*

This image shows four medium boar tusks, all facing the same direction. $15/piece.
Please click on this smaller thumbnail to view a larger image.
Unlike the scans, this photo is not posted at exact size, although close to it.

*2 medium pair boar tusks*

These are two similar medium pieces; we would prefer to sell them together. $34/both pieces.
Please click on this smaller thumbnail to view a larger image.
Unlike the scans, this photo is not posted at exact size, although close to it.

*6 capped boar tusks*

These six pieces are boar tusks with horn caps on the ends ($13/each piece).
Please click on this smaller thumbnail to view a larger image.
Unlike the scans, this photo is not posted at exact size, although close to it.

*wholesale versus retail prices reminder*

Not Shown

Some goodies we're sitting on, but either haven't found the time to scan,
photograph, describe, program in the html, or upload yet...
and/or
...items not yet shown on this website nor any catalog pages, images, or scans,
and possibly will never be posted online:

  • Images of the stone double flared plugs mentioned but not yet shown...
  • Unique horn plugs including: really amazing huge silver cap and bone dust inlay designs in very large plugs...
  • Pre-made hardwood plugs are sporadically available. Please inquire about our current selection.
  • Pre-made bamboo plugs - normal prices, but with no wait. We usually have some that are solid on one side (cut on the node), black bamboo, and the normal hollow variety. Please ask!
  • Various used books come and go: cultural anthropology, medical, piercing related, etc.
  • Coming at some point: Brazilian indigenous peoples' traditional ear jewelry.
  • Congratulations for making it to the bottom of this very long page!!! Are you still reading this? You rock!



:: Natural and Traditional Materials ::
Bamboo | Amber | Horn and Bone
Stone | Hardwood | New Silver and Bronze
Newly Acquired Jewelry | Labrets | Septums | Singles |

:: Ethnic and Tribal Jewelry :: Introduction
India, Nepal, Tibet | Mainland and SouthEast Asia | Middle East |
Africa | Western Hemisphere (The Americas) | Sold

:: Related Items ::
Bracelets | Other Goodies | Twilight

:: Support Pages and Helpful Information ::
Home | Ordering Information | Link Map | Download Catalog | Contact Organic
Care Instructions | Material Information | Wood Hazards | Wood Anatomy
Size Conversion Chart | About Us | Trades | Photo Gallery | Links and Books

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*red dayak flower*