Stars & Flowers
This lovely bracelet has an easy going vibe and will warm and comfort your soul. Nine piece of frosty amber sea glass, two recycled glass beads and an old Venetian glass bead are true soulmates and harmonize beautifully on a well constructed handmade sterling silver chain. We found the amber sea glass on the beaches of Seaham, England near the site of a Victorian era glassworks that discarded scraps of glass into the North Sea. The two round beads are 10mm in size and are dark brown with biomorphic flowery forms. One bead has flowers with yellow centers and the other has flowers with green centers. These beads are from Ghana and 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. The focal bead is a rich brown and has a cosmos of lively yellow stars. It is 17mm L x 11mm W in size and was made in Venice for the African trade sometime between the early 1900s and the 1950s. For centuries beads have been used all over the world for currency. This bead is fairly young as trade beads go yet it shows some beautiful wear and tear from years of being traded and handled. I made this bracelet with thick gauge sterling silver wire. Through a process of forging and burnishing I worked harden the silver to make it very, very strong. My sea glass bracelets are amongst the strongest on the market. I finished this bracelet with a length of handmade spiraling chain and a dolphin clasp. Adjustable in length from 7&1/2" L to 8&3/4" L. Authentic sea glass.
Common Sea Glass
One of a kind. You will receive the bracelet pictured here.