• Handmade UK glass bead princess length beaded necklace
• Turquoise coloured howlite discs
• Freshwater green pearls
• Druzy quartz beads
• Swarovski crystal
• Handmade hammered Thai Hilltribe silver toggle clasp
• Length 44 cm or 18 inches
• Matching earrings on sterling silver shepherd hooks
Striking beaded necklace and dangle earrings set using beads from around the world. There are glass beads, hand made in the UK by fellow Etsy seller Soozbeads, turquoise coloured howlite discs, druzy quartz and freshwater pearls from the Philippines with Swarovski crystal beads to compliment the colours. The colours range though sea greens, sky blues, turquoise and deep forest greens. The necklace is closed with a silver hammered toggle clasp from Thailand and measures 18 " or 44 cm
The matching earrings are hung from sterling silver shepherd hooks and have a drop of 6cm or 2.5 inches.
Complete your outfit with this intriguing and fabulous summer necklace that could be a talking point for several hours. You could mention about the carbon dioxide air bubbles trapped in the glass beads formed when baking powder is added to the hot glass trapping the air bubbles inside for ever or the clasp from Thailand hand fashioned by the Hill Tribe in Chaing Mai. And then if you run out of those you could talk about the healing powers of pearls or Google how druzy quartz gets its colours. Each of the glass have been thoroughly annealed in a digitally controlled kiln for strength and durability and are made using Italian lamp work glass that has been specifically made for ornamental beadmaking.
It will come gift wrapped in a box to treasure forever or gift to someone special.
For other handmade jewellery pieces in my Etsy shop please visit www.beadsoftheworld.com