These beautiful & soulful silk cords have been lovingly hand made using recycled silk Kaftans & skirts. Necklaces can be worn long or short, just tie them off at any length. When worn short the silver tassels hang beautifully down the front of the neck. Not recommended to be worn in water xx Hill Tribe silver beads and pendants are made by the Karen Hill Tribe silversmiths in northern Thailand using traditional tribal methods passed down from generation to generation. By purchasing these Hill Tribe silver beads to use in my jewellery helps to sustain a traditional craft. The silver content in Hill Tribe silver beads and pendants is typically 95-99%, even higher than sterling silver (92.5%). This higher silver content is softer and therefore easier to shape into all the unique and wonderful styles. On close inspection you will notice that no two pieces are exactly alike, attesting to the handmade nature of these beautiful pieces. The Karen Hill Tribes believe powerful energy resides in all natural phenomenon. These skilled silversmiths create beads that are true reflections of nature, which provide a great source of inspiration for creating beautiful jewellery.