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.
This one of a kind piece is in between sizes, larger than my mini pendant, not as large as the large. The glass measures 26mm x 23mm and 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.
Each bead is individually made by me! There is no paint on any of my beads, just glass upon glass upon glass. Each bead is 4 - 8 layers of glass. Around layer 3 I roll the bead in fine silver leaf, then encase it in more glass. When the bead is large I mash it flat so that the silver disperses. This is what gives my beads the shimmering transparency reminiscent of the ocean in sunshine.
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.