These free spirited earrings are all about high energy summertime fun. Cornflower blue sea glass washed smooth only by the waters of the Caribbean sways beneath modern day recycled glass beads and antique glass beads. We found the sea glass on the beaches of Rincon, Puerto Rico. The round beads are from Ghana and are made with recycled glass. They are blue with sizzling patterns of yellow-orange and red-orange. The patterns are painted on with glass and then the beads are fired in a kiln. The patterns will not chip, fade or peel off. The distressed look was created while the glass was still molten. The interlocking beads are opaque blue and red-orange. They were made in the Czech Republic for the African trade in the early 1900s. 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 the ear wires by hand with sterling silver wire and they have an ancient and classical beauty. The rounds beads are 10mm W and the interlocking beads are 3mm L x 5mm W. The sea glass is 5/8" L. The earrings are 2" L from he bottom of the ear wires. All sterling silver. Authentic sea glass.
Cornflower blue sea glass is coveted by sea glass collectors and is even rarer than cobalt blue sea glass! Possible sources are old Phillips bottles that pre-dated the iconic cobalt blue Phillips bottles.
Rare Sea Glass
One of a kind. You will receive the earrings pictured here.