I developed the centerpiece of this necklace while teaching myself the sand casting process. It is a shape that likes to be sandcast, and which highlights the rich texture left by the process. Hand carved master. Sand cast and finished in house. Sand cast as a long bar then cut to length and finished with a mix of hand work and machining. The tan cord is pigmented rather than dyed and will fade to pale white or grey (based on your lifestyle) over time. The other colors are all very stable. The yarn from which the cords are braided is polyester, dyed, spun, and waxed here in Maine. All color options will stretch slightly over time. 22” cord including clasps. If you would like a different length please contact me before ordering. Image depicts machine braided cord; true images to come. Please note, this item is made to order. A six to eight week delivery time is to be expected.