As we prepare to open our shop for the 2013 season we are putting in some long hours behind the scenes putting finishing touches on the stock that we have been creating during the winter ‘break’.
Our handmade silver beads/balls/kugles continue to be our best selling item; worn as earrings, a pendant or part of a necklace or bracelet a kugle is a stunning piece of jewellery.
I have been trying to decide on some imges to display in our store and have found some great images via the facebook page of Croatian Traditional Costumes.
The kugle/bead was originally seen as a decorative button on jackets in different regions of Croatia. I have not found out when they were first adapted to be worn as a form of jewellery, however, since this time the bead has been a popular item of jewellery. If anyone reading this knows more we would love to hear from you.
Here are some images of buttons/kugles in their traditional format;
Don’t you love the facial expression here, wonder what he was thinking about/looking at?!