Veins of the Neck
Anatomy-inspired Glass Bead Necklace
Wear your Veins proudly!
The major Veins of the Neck are represented on this necklace,
resulting in an intriguing style that evokes Art-Deco and Gothic themes.
This design is dedicated to medical professionals,
artists and students learning anatomy,
vampire, goth, and halloween enthusiasts,
and anyone who has stared in awe and wonder at an anatomy textbook,
thinking how amazing our inner workings are!
Though every body is different,
the general pathways of the major veins are often similar:
this necklace approximates* the general pathways
of the Thyroid Veins, Internal Jugular, Subclavian Vein,
External Jugular, and Posterior External Jugular.
The Veins are built with a combination of varied blue glass beads
in sparkling, opalescent, translucent, opaque, and faceted textures,
creating a fluid and dynamic look.
Flexible wires conform comfortably to the shape of your neck.
Veins hang on a strand of transparent glass beads,
which creates a floating or tattoo-like illusion.
*Veins vary in shape and placement on every body:
not for use in surgical procedures, or as a lure for vampires.
Length: 17.25 inches / 44 centimeters
Please notify us in the "message to seller" area if you would like a different length.
MADE TO ORDER:
At this time, this item is made-to-order - please allow an additional 1-2 weeks for us to make your necklace. Thank you for your patience!
Designed by Laura Cesari for Chain of Being, Summer 2011
Based on a pattern from Nature
Please visit our Anatomy section for the matching "Arteries" Necklace!
Visit Chain of Being on Etsy for more Informational and Decorative Jewelry:
-- Read more about us! --
Interview with The Planetary Society:
"The Solar System, in Jewelry Form"
Interview with Craftzine:
"Artist Explores Universe through Solar System Necklaces"
Solar System Necklace in "Best of MAKE: 2010":
More info & updates:
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Imitation is flattery, they say! However, please beware of counterfeits! Since NASA made a tutorial based on our MiniVerse Necklace in 2010, we have seen shops creating copies of our work, using cheap, low-quality materials, and sometimes potentially toxic materials. Some even try to copy the names of our pieces. We have also seen "re-sellers", buying and re-selling our items for very high prices, usually around the holiday season. We are NOT AFFILIATED with any of these sellers or their products, and can't make any guarantees about them.
The only places to get the Real Thing are:
- Our ETSY shop: chainofbeing.etsy.com
- Our AMAZON shop: www.amazon.com/shops/chainofbeing
- Our Website: chainofbeing.us
We take requests!
Please ask about custom designs, custom lengths, or custom clasps.
We can make any size bracelet, to fit anyone!
Send a conversation through Etsy or at checkout,
if you need a specialized length or clasp for any item.
Most necklaces can be made as a bracelet or anklet, and vice versa,
and most items can be made with a lobster-claw or toggle clasp.
Please note that custom orders may take up to an additional 1-2 weeks.
Please note, if you order a regular item and then ask for a customization,
your item will be considered a custom item and will take up to an additional 2 weeks to complete.
We use durable, high-quality Jeweler's-grade beads and wire.
We test everything, and our jewelry should last a long time under normal fashion jewelry wear conditions.
But, please note, our items are not "indestructible" :)
We recommend removing your jewelry before bathing, swimming, sports, or any activity that will place unusual stress on your jewelry.
These items are not designed to go in the washing machine, dryer, microwave, or dishwasher.
These items are not designed to be load-bearing (please do not hang anything from them or tie them around something).
We can often give a discount if you are buying 3 or more of the same item.
Please send a conversation through Etsy if you are looking for a wedding set, a group costume, or a small number of items for a special occasion.
Most items are available Wholesale in lots of 20 or more,
please send a message via Etsy if you are interested in Wholesale orders.
Each item includes a small folding card with a description of the item and space to write.
Most items are shipped in a small cardboard jewelry box, stamped with our logo.
Please send us a note if you would like to include a gift message with your order!
We use high-quality Natural Gemstones. Please expect variations in Gemstone texture and color. We prioritize quality and color rather than needing to find a specific gem.
Our products are made in California, and our materials comply with California's safe materials standards :)
Occasional variations in stones, clasps & findings may occur, based on trends and availability.
*We can’t always rush items, but we’ll try!*
If you need something to arrive by a certain date,
such as a birthday, holiday, anniversary, or special occasion,
please let us know and we'll do our best to get it there on time.
(Please note, we do not “expedite” orders - your order will still be processed in the order received.)
We thank you in advance for your patience!
We are a small, 2-person shop,
and we make everything ourselves,
so our process can be delayed
by emergencies and unforeseen events,
competition between in-person and online sales,
or high volumes of orders due to good reviews and holidays.
If for some reason your order is delayed,
we will do our best to contact you as soon as we can.
Jan 15, 2012