Beautiful Venetian six layer Aspeo watermelon chevron beads hover above frosty sea fog white sea glass that was worn smooth by the wild and untamed North Sea. We found the sea glass on a beach in Seaham, England near the site of a Victorian era glassworks that discarded scraps of glass into the North Sea. The chevron beads are a beautiful blue with blue stripes and are sliced on the diagonal to reveal a starburst pattern created by layers of red, white and blue glass. These beads were made in Venice in the early 1900s for the African trade. Beads and found objects such as seashells were once used for currency. For thousands of years traders used beads for currency. Old trade beads show signs of use and wear just like our modern day coins and paper money. These beads are fairly young as trade beads go yet they still show signs of wear from years of being traded, handled and lost in the earth. I made these earrings with Argentium silver. Argentium silver is superior to traditional silver. It is purer, brighter and whiter than traditional sterling silver. This beautiful silver is also hypoallergenic. These earrings hang from my handmade ear wires which give sea glass earrings a high end artisan look and feel. The sea glass is just over 1/2" L The chevron beads are 12mmL. The earrings are approximately 1&5/8" L from the bottom of the ear wires. All Argentium silver. Authentic sea glass.
Common Sea Glass
One of a kind. You will receive the earrings pictured here.