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 pinwheel necklace. The glass bead measures approximately 30 x 30 mm and is centered from a sterling silver bail. The bail hangs from a sterling silver box chain that measures 16" - 18". If you would like a longer chain (18"-20") please leave a note when you check out.
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.