We’ve created a trio of beads called the Harbour Village Trio encompassing some of the most lovely spots in Cornwall.
Polperro is a quaint fishing village sheltered by cliffs and dotted with small Cornish cottages. This little village can be found on the South East coast of Cornwall and has gorgeous independent shops and cafés to amuse the locals and holiday makers. An ivory lapis glass swirls on the bead giving the effect of the churning and swirling waters on the harbour wall. We’ve melted on lines from a stringer of fine white glass to signify the cottages on the clifftops and the harbour wall. Once the beads are made and cooled we then tumble them to give a lovely matte finish.
On the North Atlantic coast is the tiny fishing village of Port Isaac. You can meander through the tiny winding streets and take in the views of the stunning white washed cottages that line the streets. You may recognize the name as this small village has featured in Doc Martin, Poldark and the film Saving Grace. The stunning setting of quaint white cottages, the mesmerizing sea that laps against the harbour, and the ever changing summer skies are captured in this striking bead. We’ve used a transparent teal to indicate the sea with half the bead made using a turquoise marble for the sky. The ivory silver swirls decorated around the circumference of the bead represents the white washed cottages glistening in the sunshine.
The river Looe washes through the middle of the village of Looe with the iconic stone bridge connecting each side of the village. Fresh fish is caught nearby and served up in restaurants as delicious dishes to devour. There is a sandy beach to explore for everyone to enjoy. The unusual bubbly effect found on the bead is a result of using ivory lapis glass with a caribbean sea glass swirled and melted with a special ingredient. This makes for a stunning effect that captures the sights in Looe.
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