Sea glass bib style necklace featuring genuine seaglass originating from Seaham, England. Upcycled mermaids tears are carefully selected for their shape and colour and then arranged in a mosaic which is delicately electroformed in copper and then in fine silver to create a unique effect inspired by the ocean.
Seaham near Durham in the north of England is regarded by seaglass collectors as one of the most important destinations on Earth as the tide brings treasures lost at sea to the shore twice a day. Nevertheless, seaglass is becoming harder to find at this particular location these days and finding such remarkably coloured pieces that work so well together is now a rare occurrence.
I design the necklace fitting the rounded pieces together and then seal with a conductive paint, such as graphite and copper. I then treat it to an overnight stay in my copper cauldron where a very small electrical current is used to conduct tiny particles of copper to the surface where I have painted. Once the copper is lovely and thick, and I can see wonderful textures form, the pendant is then treated to a bath of fine silver using a similar electroforming process. The fine silver is applied in several stages, with polishing in between to ensure it is a solid and thick covering. Finally, the item is finished and sealed using jewellers grade lacquer to maintain its wonderful lustre.
The seaglass pendant is 7.5 cm wide and 2 cm tall and sits on a sterling silver chain available in your choice of length. For a handy guide to choosing the right necklace length for you, please visit:
Your beachcomber jewelry is delivered ready for giving in a hand-stamped gift box made from 100% recycled paper and tied with twine.
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.
SHIPPING COST INCLUDED TO UK ADDRESSES using a "track and sign for" service, to ensure your order arrives safely and in good time. International orders are also shipped "track and sign for" at a small additional cost.
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: Silver, Glass, Copper.