Ballybunion is a coastal town and seaside resort in County Kerry. It is a picturesque village that attracts families and holidaymakers. It has long stretches of sandy beaches which are good for walking, swimming and surfing. the beaches are surrounded by rocky headline, cliffs, caves and also the ruins of the castle.
Its beautiful scenery inspires our Ballybunion bead. We have used a speciality glass called dirty martini as a base this colour was used to portray the colour found within the headland. The bead is then decorated in a handmade frit (tiny shards of coloured glass) that have been heated to a high temperature and melted into the base bead. These colours capture the different hues of green found within Ballybunion. The bead is then rolled again in the frit and left protruding. The bead is then tumbled to give it a beautiful matt finish.
Our Ballybunion, County Kerry beads are made by Sarah in our studio in Braunton, North Devon.
We try our very best to keep the patterns on our beads as consistent as possible but due to the nature of each one being individually handmade, please except there to be variations in each bead...this is what makes your Nalu unique!