National Lobster Hatchery Charity Bracelet
Our newest charity bead representing the National Lobster Charity! Here's a little bit about the work they do...
“The NLH is a marine conservation, education and research charity based in beautiful Padstow and is one of the only conservation projects open to the public. With a focus on the European lobster, the charity exists primarily to help conserve the vulnerable lobster populations and preserve the coastal marine bio-diversity and fishing heritage of Cornwall.
Supporting the local fishing communities and the incredible native species The European Lobster, the charity operates a stock enhancement project, by raising baby lobsters through their most vulnerable life stages then releasing them into the wild. Working with a local network of fisherman, berried hens (pregnant lobsters) are brought into the hatchery’s maternity ward carrying up to 40,000 eggs under their tail. Once the eggs are hatched, the babies are raised by the onsite technicians using pioneering techniques to improve the survival rate of the hatching lobsters (roughly by 1000%), in their lobster nursery until they are ready to be released and take on the Cornish waters.”
We will be donating £5 from each sale of one of these bracelets to the charity.
We've use a core of dark blue transparent glass which is then rolled in a mixture of "Little Lobster Hatchling" frit - inspired by the colours of the little lobsters in their hatching tanks. The bead is then encased in clear glass to give the effect of the lobsters floating in the water.
These bracelets come on mint or coral vegan suede cord with a set of orange spacers on the mint and brown spacers on the coral. These ready braided bracelets measure approx 21cm (81/4"). They can be adjusted to fit most wrist sizes. Please send us a message at checkout if you would like a bespoke size made up. Please also note that there may be variations in the colour tones of the cord due to the nature of the dying process.
Each Nalu Bead is individually handmade so please expect there to be variations in patterns and colours, this is what makes your Nalu Bead unique.
Standard Nalu Bead Size: width 9.5mm, diameter 16.5mm, core 4mm
Bespoke Mini Nalu Bead Size: width 8mm, diameter 14mm, core 4mm
Bespoke Core Size: 5mm suitable to fit alternative jewellery brands.
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