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.
Mini beads are super size fun to make. Smaller beads are sometimes easier to wear, and jangle less on a keyboard!
My hands made this algarve coast mini bead bracelet. The beads vary in size from 8mm x 6 mm to 10mm x 8mm. The bracelet closes with a sterling silver toggle clasp. This mini bead bracelet measures approximately 8 1/2" and fits a medium to large wrist.
Each bead is individually made by me! I use Effetre glass, a little CIM and occasionally Bullseye. There is no paint on any of my beads, just glass upon glass upon glass. All my beads are kiln annealed so that they are durable, thoroughly cleaned and inspected.
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