Bright red recycled glass beads hover above authentic rare red sea glass from the Caribbean. We found these sea glass treasures ourselves while wandering the beaches of Rincon, Puerto Rico and they were worn smooth only by the warm tropical waters of the Caribbean. The beads are from Ghana and are made with recycled glass. They are made with glass bottles and other discarded glass items that are worked into a powder which is then placed into molds. The beads are fired in a kiln which is made out of termite mound clay that is fueled with crushed palm kernels. I hand-formed and forged the ear wires by hand with Argentium silver wire which is purer than and superior to traditional sterling silver. These beautifully handmade ear wires have an ancient and classical beauty. The beads are 10mm, the sea glass is 5/8" L x 1/2" W and the earrings are 1&3/4" L from the bottom of the ear wires.
You will receive the earrings pictured here.
About The Sea Glass
Red sea glass is rare and many sea glass collectors consider finding just one piece to be a once in a lifetime find. Anchor Hocking Royal Ruby glassware such as dishes, cups, glasses, bowls, platters, vases etc. along with Anchor Hocking Royal Ruby Schlitz and Coors beer bottles are often credited by collectors as being the source for red sea glass. The Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation produced a line of red glassware called Royal Ruby from 1938 to 1967 and then again briefly in the 1970s. In the 1950s Schlitz beer asked Anchor Hocking to create a red beer bottle for them and Schlitz Beer was bottled in Anchor Hocking Royal Ruby for a short run throughout the 1950s. One overlooked source for red sea glass is old Avon items! Many vintage Avon products were bottled in red glass. Avon has also produced red glass dinnerware and decorative household items. Other Sources include car, boat and channel marker lights along with various other types of household and decorative glass.