Turquoise steampunk jewelry hot air balloon necklace for those who love long journeys!
"It was all very well for an Englishman like Mr. Fogg to make the tour of the world with a carpet-bag; a lady could not be expected to travel comfortably under such conditions" - Jules Verne - Around the World in Eighty Days (1873).
The hot air balloon is the oldest successful human-carrying flight technology and was invented in 1783. King Louis XVI had originally decreed that condemned criminals would be the first pilots, but de Rozier (the second to man a balloon flight), along with Marquis François d'Arlandes, petitioned successfully for the honor.
Now that it is acceptable for anyone to travel by any means they sees fit, I have created this hot air balloon pendant to accompany you on your journey to the ends of the Earth whilst you seek out many new adventures.
I have created this very small miniature hot air balloon using a hollow glass bead with vintage wicker basket and pumpkin style bead cap. The hot air balloon is exceptionally dainty at just 1.3 cm wide and 2.5 cm tall, is a dreamy turquoise blue with white and yellow stripes going through it. The glass bead is hand blown, so has imperfections and variations you would expect from hand-blown glass.
It hangs elegantly from a fine ball and loop antiqued bronze chain in your choice of length. For a handy guide to choosing the right necklace length for you, please visit
Also available in matching earrings:
Delivered in a rustic hand-stamped recycled paper gift box wrapped and tied with twine, so you don't need to re-wrap your item if it is a present. I can also add a FREE hand-written gift card with your special message to the recipient. Please convo me or include your words of wisdom in the message section at checkout.
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The Creaking Door products are Made In England and always nickel and lead free. None of the bad stuff round here, just general all round loveliness!
Materials: Bronze, Glass.