Lobster buoys are iconic not only in Maine, but all along the New England coastline. These are brightly painted floats that attach to lobster traps in order for lobstermen to quickly locate and identify their traps, which are set on the ocean floor. With so many lobstermen, Buoys are painted tons of colors which have also made them a great decoration on sides of buildings and in homes. Being fascinated with these coastal objects, I was inspired to design jewelry that incorporated them. Anyone who has spent time along the New England coast can surely appreciate the history associated with these fun colorful objects.
This necklace consists of a single buoy bead with hand painted color enamel on 18" chain. Brass base with either 18K gold plating or Silver Rhodium Plating. Made in USA