A thin, hammer formed vertical bar necklace with subtle rustic texture, featuring a small luminous green trade glass bead. Dangles from a diamond cut sterling silver chain.
The design is casual and minimalist, centering on the simplicity of the silver bar and the pop of color that the glass brings. Worn alone or layered with other necklaces, it has an effortless look and feel about it.
This necklace is made to order, the one in the photos is sold and yours will be created just for you with it’s own unique trade glass bead, in your choice of chain length.
-Solid sterling silver bar is hand hammer formed and features a very subtle rustic surface texture from the forming.
-A recycled trade glass bead is mounted on the silver bar, held in place by the flared ends of the bar.
-Recycled/Trade glass is semi-round in shape and a soft leaf green in color with a raw tumbled surface texture. Some have surface inclusions and all are translucent (light can pass through).
-I will choose a trade glass bead from my collection to create your bespoke necklace. Each one is unique and they are all beautiful.
-Trade glass beads vary slightly in shape and size but are all semi-round and average 7mm (1/4″) in size.
-Silver bar is 28mm (1 1/8″) length (not including top loop which adds 1/8″), 3mm wide at flared ends, 2mm wide at center.
-Chain is solid sterling silver 1mm diamond cut cable chain with small spring ring clasp.
-Choose your desired chain length from the first drop down menu. (Necklace in photos is 18″ length).
ABOUT TRADE GLASS
Trade glass beads are a type of hand formed (usually kiln fired) indigenously produced African bead created from recycled glass, using an age old process that has been around for centuries. It is sourced from sea glass, old medicine bottles, soda bottles and the like. Used as a form of token currency from the 16th-20th centuries, it derives it’s name.
The beads I use are produced primarily in Ghana West Africa. They are Fair Trade.
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