Delicate and magical, these Czech glass drops have all the colours of the kelp forest swirled inside them. They are crowned with silver plated pewter bead caps adorned with wreaths of sea-tangle. They hang from hand-forged ear wires in sterling silver in my "little cobra" shape.
They measure a mere 1 1/4" and are comfortable and easy to wear-- perfect for everyday.
I love to use Czech glass-- sourced from the Czech Republic directly when I can make it over there. Czech glass beads are a generations-old industry, and often are family run businesses using vintage molds and age-old processes insuring wonderful quality. These particular beads have such a subtle colour variation.
These were inspired by the fascinating Irish folk song, "Dúlamán" and my regular foraging for edible seaweed during the lowest tides of the full moon.
All my jewellery is made by hand by my partner Mike and myself in a converted 18th century naval school on the wild North coast of Scotland. All pieces come gift wrapped with lavender and Scottish heather.