Sara Jewelry Design. I frequently find myself in possession of interesting, beautiful, and/or quirky beads that have been part of other projects and pieces of jewelry. As a devotee of recycling, I love to rescue and upcycle those beads I feel would make artistic contributions to new works. However, since I have more of these than I can ever use in about ten lifetimes, I frequently choose to “rehome” these treasures with other jewelry artists. This is one of those treasures.
Offered here is a weirdly wonderful handmade pottery bead. This quirky bead has a mustard yellow body color with a primitive leaf motif in blacks, greens and blues. The bead came to me as part of a large bead exchange so I am uncertain of its age, but it does not appear to ever have been used.
The bead is approximately 23mm round and boasts a 7.5mm hole, big enough for the boldest cordage. In fact, holes are not true polar opposites; rather they are set closer to one hemisphere than the other so that when the bead is in use, its cordage will naturally curl upward in a bracelet or necklace arc.
The bead has been glazed inside and out; however, there is a rough spot inside the hole. I would recommend gently filing this smooth with a needle file so as not to catch on your cordage of choice.
I will ship this your way the next business day via USPS first class mail with a tracking ID number.