Breathe Yoga Necklace, Handmade Jewelry Blue African Beads Red Glass

Item Description

The meaningful BREATHE necklace radiates a mindfulness to “just breathe” whenever life gets a bit hectic and stressful.  A perfect piece of one of a kind jewelry for the woman who practices yoga or needs a reminder to chill out, the handmade necklace features a one of a kind artisan made ceramic pendant, medium blue and dark blue African glass trade beads, red Czech glass beads and copper.  The organic, rustic pendant, created by Sue of susiqbeads, is a rounded rectangular shape with the word “breathe” impressed into the clay.  Hand painted in shades of rosy tan, dark blue, red and pale beige on the front, the ceramic pendant was left unglazed on the back.  For strength and durability, the pendant was then fired twice in her kiln.  Two heavy duty copper jump rings connects the pendant securely to the main body of the necklace.


Because there is a bit of dark navy blue glaze at the top of the pendant, two colors of African glass trade beads were chosen to complement the piece perfectly.  Vintage periwinkle blue glass tubes from the Fulani tribe in West Africa make up the main body of the necklace.  Dark blue Maasai beads were arranged in six groups of three, three groupings on each side, with faceted red Czech glass rondelles for a pop of brilliant color.  Because the African beads were handmade and hand cut, they are not exactly the same in size, shape and length - a perfect rustic highlight with the breathe pendant  Glowing copper beads separate the tubes and grouping of beads.  To finish the necklace, a lovely copper toggle clasp set, with a pyramid of three dots on the ring, was used.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the BREATHE yoga inspired necklace is a beauty for the woman who adores one of a kind jewelry.



  • Ceramic “Breathe” pendant:  app. 56 mm x 15 mm x 3 mm
  • Periwinkle blue Fulani glass tubes:  app. 10 mm x 6 mm, some a bit longer, some a bit shorter
  • Dark blue Maasai beads:  app. 4 mm x 3 mm, some a bit larger, some a bit smaller
  • Red Czech glass rondelles:  app. 7 mm x 4 mm
  • Metal:  copper
  • Clasp:  copper toggle clasp set
  • Length:  app. 18.0” / 45.7 cm
  • Pendant drop:  app. 2.25” / 5.7 cm



+++ Please note - Even though the pendant is high fired ceramic and very durable, a hard hit can chip, crack or break it. Take extra care when taking the necklace off and laying it down on a hard surface.

For a better understanding of the relative size of the ceramic pendant and African beads used to create the BREATHE yoga necklace, please be sure to check out photo #6 for a size comparison with a quarter.


It is believed how someone breathes is how they use energy spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically; breath is the prana or cosmic energy from the Creator. Even though man made, glass is said to carry the energy of transformation, rebirth and communication.  Copper is believed to allow the wearer to recognize barriers in the path of personal development.


The BREATHE artisan necklace was carefully designed and handmade in a dog friendly, smoke free studio.  The necklace will come with two informational drop tags: one with the piece's name; the other lists the materials used in the necklace and the language of the stones and metals. It will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!   


***Please be aware that not all computer monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors of the components used to create each piece of jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my monitor. They may appear lighter or darker on yours.  

Beautifully Unique Handmade Jewelry
for the Discerning Woman

N2152 - 02-22-07



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