During the Great Depression, colored translucent glassware was distributed for free by companies in the US as an incentive to purchase their goods or services.
Eventually, these pieces of glassware made their way into our oceans and lakes, only to be resurfaced decades later.
This modern day Depression necklace features a gorgeous large wheel pendant with three frosty pieces of genuine vintage beach combed sea glass captured inside.
Sea glass usually comes from old vintage glass medicine jars and spirit bottles tossed overboard by fishermen decades ago.
Natural sea glass can only be weathered by time, sand and tide - man's folly turned into nature's beauty. It is recycled, repurposed and earth friendly.
Now we are in a Depression of a different kind. But one that still marks hope and change for a better world. To me, this necklace symbolizes our chance to still enjoy the 'blings' of life, but without breaking the bank, and doing it with a conscience.
This aqua blue trio has been wound and wound by fine wire into a spectacular large wheel measuring over two inches in diameter.
I've attached a sparkly, 23" long, .925 silver plated chain and Victorian fish hook clasp.
What a statement this Depression Wheel will make on your neckline -
It will remind you of all we have to be thankful for.