This free spirited bracelet is all about high energy summertime fun. Cobalt blue and cornflower blue sea glass washed smooth only by the waters of the Caribbean harmonizes beautifully with 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. Two of them are blue with sizzling patterns of yellow-orange and red-orange and one of them is blue with more calming green and yellow-orange patterns. 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 hand wired all these treasures together with sterling silver wire and finished the bracelet with a sterling silver dolphin clasp. The rounds beads are 10mm W and the interlocking beads are 3mm L x 5mm W. The sea glass ranges in size from 11mm" L to 18mm L and from 2mm W to 3mm W. Bracelet length 871/4" L. All sterling silver. Authentic sea glass.
Rare Sea Glass
Bracelet Size - On the smaller size of medium
One of a kind. You will receive the bracelets pictured here.