These necklaces are Authentic, hand made in Los Osos, CA. The beads are found all over in nature where I've traveled and each bead is hand drilled individually. I make these necklaces not as just a flashy piece of jewelry to wear...but something to connect people to nature and our roots. I have mimicked the techniques of tribal people and applied those values and skills to modern America. I'm hoping to keep alive some of these traditions.