Kelly green, emerald green, teal and aquamarine sea glass from the Caribbean and Swarovski crystal beads have been hand pieced together with sterling silver wire. We found the the sea glass while wandering the beaches of Rincon, Puerto Rico. It was worn smooth by some of the Caribbean's most powerful surf in the waters off of Puerto Rico where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. I hand wired the sea glass together with sterling silver wire and finished this bracelet with a sterling silver dolphin clasp. This bracelet is very well made. The sea glass ranges in size from 10mm L to 15mm L and from 2mm W x 3mm W. The Swarovski crystals beads are 4mm to 6mm. Bracelet length 7&1/2". Authentic Sea Glass.
You will receive the bracelet pictured here.
Why Is This Bracelet So Inexpensive?
I have been making sea glass jewelry full time for over 30 years and am experiencing a calling to explore other art forms. I am phasing out sea glass jewelry and am offering it to you for ultra low "bargain" prices. I am happy to let my sea glass jewelry go for very low prices while endeavoring this transformation.
About The Sea Glass
Kelly green sea glass and emerald green sea glass are common, teal sea glass is uncommon and aquamarine sea glass is ultra rare.
Kelly green is one of the most abundant types of sea glass. It is a beautiful bright green and is also called bottle green. It reminds me of the color of banana leaves and the lush color of the Caribbean summer rainy season. In Puerto Rico kelly green sea glass comes from lemon-lime flavored sodas such as 7-UP and Sprite. Heineken, Becks Beer and Presidente beer are not strong contributors to the source. When I first moved to Puerto Rico all types of Heineken and Becks Beer were bottled in amber glass. Many years later these beers started to appear in the familiar green bottles. Heineken is now affectionately referred to as "Palmolives" try to imagine Palmolive as it is pronounced in Spanish. Presidente is a green bottle beer from the Dominican Republic and is still fairly new. Kelly green was very abundant on the island's beaches long before beer in green bottles made the scene. Seafoam green sea glass is a frequent visitors to Puerto Rico's shores and we have the popular island drink Cuba Libre ( Rum & Coke ) to thank for that! Puerto Rico is the rum capitol of the world. Over the years Bacardi and various other Puerto Rican rum brands were bottled in light green bottles! Coca~Cola also has a long history go being bottled all over the world in similar colors.
Emerald green sea glass is a beautiful deep green. Possible sources for this sea glass are old stained glass windows and depression glass.
Teal sea glass more than likely comes from old wine or liquor bottles.
Aquamarine sea glass more than likely comes from old mineral water bottles or old glass insulators.
About The Beads
The beads are authentic Swarovski crystal. They are faceted and catch the light beautifully. The shapes are round and bicone. The colors are Peridot, Pacific Opal, Indicolite, Erinite and Fern Green.