Boho Medicine Pouch Statement Necklace
This Boho Medicine Pouch statement necklace features a handmade fabric pouch with vintage Thai and Indian fabrics, hand-stitched bead embroidery, and a beaded chain. You can wear it on its own or use it to carry small items - even if it's just your grocery list!
The pouch on this necklace is handmade and the base pocket is made up of batiked fabric from Thailand, vintage Kantha from India, and the pocket on the back is an embellished and embroidered organza from India. The front is embellished with a piece of vintage Thai fabric topped with original beaded embroidery (the pattern is one of my rubber stamp designs.) I've embellished it with Indian mirrored trim and dangling from the bottom is part of a vintage bracelet (chain and dangles are plastic.) The "bail" that attaches to the chain is an antique brass dragonfly which is attached to the pouch with deliberately visible stitches. The chain is antique brass links interspersed with small flower charms. I've added antique brass spacer beads, a ceramic flower bead, and then beaded segments with red vintage African glass and domestic glass beads. The closure is one of my favorites - a bird whose tail opens and closes the loop like a large lobster clasp.
The chain is 25" and the pouch drops another 6-1/4."