This earthy, soulful bangle has an organic beauty and is perfect for a free spirit. I loved making this bangle! I made it with heavy gauge Argentium silver wire which is higher in quality, purer, brighter and whiter than traditional sterling silver.
Using ancient jewelry making techniques and simple hand tools that have changed little over the millennia I twisted, coiled, shaped, spiraled and forged the wire in this bangle. I oxidized and brushed the silver to create a dark satin finish.
This bangle has six pieces of sea glass and an assortment of recycled glass beads from Ghana and antique glass beads from Venice, Italy and Nigeria that were made in the early1900s.
The large red-orange bead is very interesting! It was made in Nigeria with powdered glass in the early 1900s to imitate red coral which makes it a lovely substitute for coral in jewelry. Coral reefs are living ecosystems and much of the coral used for jewelry making was harvested live which is destructive to coral reef systems.
We found the sea glass on the beaches of Rincon, Puerto Rico and it was worn smooth only by the waters of the Caribbean. The sea glass colors are cobalt blue, cornflower blue, dark sea green and seafoam green.
Medium to large in size with an inner diameter of 2&3/4"-3". Beads sizes range from 7mm to 18mm. This bangle is very well constructed and with proper care will last decades or more. It is heirloom quality. Authentic sea glass.
Common & Rare Sea Glass
One of a kind. You will receive the bracelet pictured here.