Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Paradise Plums

There are some strangely exotic treats to be had in Grenada, if you’ve a sweet tooth and a sense of adventure. This necklace is named after Paradise Plums – locally made balls of hard candy consisting of copious amounts of sugar and essence. They’re an eye catching bright red and yellow color, reportedly walking a fine line between sweet and eye wateringly sour. My Grandmother says when she thinks about them her mouth puckers up. For some reason they haven't been on shelves in Grenada for a long while. I’ll have to see if I can ferret some out when I’m next on vacation! They don’t sound like something I’d want to chew on, but they’d make funny treats to leave out for unsuspecting guests.

This colorful fringe necklace features a whole rainbow of eye catching tagua nut (vegetable ivory) slivers and ornate bali beads. They’re wire wrapped with oxidized sterling silver wire and are topped off with genuine turquoise briolettes. Everything hangs from a handmade sterling silver chain and is easy to get on and off thanks to an easily accessible oversized lobster claw like clasp at the front.


Tagua nut (vegetable ivory) slivers

Sterling silver beads
Sterling silver wire
Sterling silver components



Jannadu said...

I love your brightly colored necklace. Can you tell me what it is made of?

MeghanT said...

Thanks for the positive feedback! If you look at the end of my post about my Paradise Plum necklace you'll see a list of the materials. :)