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Summer Spirit Earrings with rare red sea glass from the Caribbean and antique glass trade beads from Venice, Italy.
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Out Of The Blue Sea Glass Jewelry

Summer Spirit ss

Regular price $ 54.00

Rare red sea glass treasures from the Caribbean and a trilogy of antique glass beads from Venice, Italy suspend from hand-formed ear wires. We found these rare red sea glass beauties while wandering the beaches of Rincon, Puerto Rico and they were worn smooth only by warm tropical Caribbean surf. Red sea glass is coveted amongst collectors and many consider finding just one piece to be a once in a lifetime find. Possible sources for this sea glass are Anchor Hocking Royal Ruby glassware such as dishes, cups, glasses, bowls, platters, vases etc. that date from 1938 to the 1970s. The beads are playful and have red, white, green and blue stripes. They were made in Venice, Italy in the early 1900s for the African trades. For thousands of years beads and natural found objects such as seashells have been used for currency all over the world. Although these beads are fairly young as trade beads go they show signs of wear, just like our modern day currency, from years of being handled. Just like our paper money and coins there is no telling how many hands they have passed through. Old trade beads are highly collectible just like sea glass! I acquire my old trade beads from some of the worlds leading bead researchers. I made these earrings with sterling silver wire and formed and forged the ear wires by hand. Handmade ear wires give sea glass earrings a high end artisan look and feel. The sea glass is 1/2" L. The beads range in size from 3mm to 5mm. The earrings are 1&1/2" L from the bottom of the ear wires. Authentic sea glass.

Rare Sea Glass

One of a kind. You will receive the earrings pictured here.