Dreamy and luminous orbs of blue recycled glass beads hover above cherry red sea glass from the Caribbean. We found these sea glass treasures ourselves while wandering the beaches of Rincon, Puerto Rico. 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 1/2" L x 3/8" W and the earrings are 1&1/2" L from the bottom of the ear wires.
You will receive the earrings pictured here.
About The Sea Glass
Amber sea glass is common and descends from a wide range of fascinating glass items with some dating back to the late 1800s. Old Clorox and Lysol bottles along with tobacco snuff and jars, medicinal bottles/jars, beer bottles and even brown mason jars have all contributed to the creation of amber sea glass. The sea glass in these earrings was found on the beaches of Rincon, Puerto Rico and may come from sources that are unique to the island. These other sources include Puerto Rican beers like Tigre, India and Medalla and Puerto Rican malted sodas such as Malta India and Goya. Beck's beer and Heineken bottles could be a possible sources as these beers were once bottled only in amber glass on the island.