Algarve coast mini strand necklace


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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 this Algarve coast mini strand necklace. The lampwork beads are made by me! Each bead measures approximately 7mm x 10mm. The beads are on a sterling silver chain and closes with a sterling silver lobster claw. The total length of the necklace is 19". You can adjust the necklace to make it smaller by closing the claw anywhere on the chain.

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.