- Ready to Ship, Set of 5 Handmade Items
- Oxidized Fine Silver Filled Wire
- Ships in 1-2 Business Days
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- Comes Gift Wrapped with Jewelry Care Card
- Hole Size: 7mm
Though I'm not originally from Florida, I have come to appreciate the natural environment here. A handful of my favorite places to go include Sanibel and Captiva Islands, and Bahia Honda State Park Located in the keys. Notably, Bahia Honda is the only state park with the Atlantic ocean on one side and the gulf of Mexico on the other. The shell and coral used for this set were collected by me from these two locations. The small piece of beach wood was collected on Captiva Island. The sea glass comes from the St. Augustine area and is hand carved by me.
Additionally, I paired one of Genea's beautiful sea glass headpins with some 1000 year old ancient roman glass beads.
Sometimes, when we think of the ocean or the beach, it is easy to bring up mental images of bright umbrellas and beach balls, flips flops, kids sandcastle buckets... but I think we forget that there is also beauty in the grunginess of nature. Sometimes when I'm walking along Turner beach on Captiva Island, I find myself more drawn to the unusual shells... those that are broken or damaged. After all, what is a better representation of age and natural power than the oceans ability to change things so fundamentally? That is why I chose to pair these beautiful worn elements with grungy oxidized silver coils.
In this set are miles of reflective walking, appreciation for the course of time, and love for the raw power of nature's creativity.
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The default hole size/diameter of this bead set is 7mm. If you would like different hole diameters, I would be happy to accommodate. Simply contact me, or let me know your size preference/s at checkout in the "Special Instructions for Seller" box. I can make any size from 5mm to 20mm for this design.