My Folklore Collection inspired by the canals and waterways of Great Britain are still my favourite beads to make. They have fulfilled my original desire to make beads with dots on, each bead is very different but they all fit together like the chapters in book, each one telling its own story.
The bracelet consists of 10 individual Folklore Beads ( approximate size is 17mm in diameter. The beads have been tumbled to give a smooth matt finish. The bracelet measures 8.5 from end to end .
All the findings are Sterling Silver and it is strung on 49 strand beadalon. All my work is kiln annealed for strength and durability and finished to the highest standard.
The beads have been finished with a light application of an olive oil and beeswax (BP grade) mixture to bring out their soft ‘glow’.This will eventually wear off but will be replenished by the natural oils of hands and skin during handling, or when the beads are worn.