When I was travelling around Portugal I came across some of the most amazing tilework I had ever seen. As I was backpacking I had a choice of carrying clothes or tiles. The clothes won out. Many years later I still think of those gorgeous cobalt blues and white designs. Add in my obsession with water and swirly patterns and you have my Algarve Coast designs.
My hands made these algarve coast earrings. The lampwork beads are made by me! Each bead measures approximately 15 x 15 mm and they hang from sterling silver ear wires. The total length of the earrings are approximately 30 mm.
My hands made these beads. I use Effetre glass, a little CIM and occasionally Vetrofond. All my beads are kiln annealed, thoroughly cleaned and inspected. There is no paint on any of my beads, just glass upon glass upon glass.
Please remember the jewelry looks larger than life in the pictures which is why it is important to check the size. I have tried to capture the colours as accurately as possible but many monitors vary.