Worry Bead Necklace
Jolie Signorile and Gabriel Cohen are the artists behind Fredericks & Mae, an art and design company in Brooklyn founded in 2007. Bound by a passion for materials such as natural fibers, threads, clay, pigment, and wood, they innovate and create a unique assortment of decorative and playful things. These worry bead necklaces are handmade of wood, leather, horse hair and thread and are modeled after the Greek Komboloi, which were meant to simply hold and handle to relieve stress and keep hands and fingers occupied to pass the time. These strands were very popular during the 1950’s-1960’s.
Approximately 18" long/36" in circumference