Beads, balls and a bit of braille.

In April 2012 I met Julie Woods in Dunedin when I had a meeting with her husband Ron, Julie made us coffee and toasted sandwiches and the three of us ate lunch together.
What a fun couple I had stumbled across and as fate would have it Julie & Ron were going to be travelling to Korcula later in the year. A great chance for us to re-unite and for Doka and I to show them some island hospitality.

Ron was so generous with his time and I wanted somehow to repay his kindness and decided that a piece of jewellery for Julie would be the way forward.

Here is a picture of the bead that we created for Julie;

Bead with braille

Bead with braille

In September Julie & Ron arrived in Korcula and found there way to our store, how fun to see them here in Korcula – and a brilliant excuse to close a little early and go out for dinner.  Plus I climbed the Cathedral steps for the first time ever – quite the climb, can recommend it for the views but make sure you miss the noon or 6pm bells!

The bead that we created for Julie may look a lot like our other fabulous filigree beads, but this one has a few extra touches;

It was a nervous moment hoping that we had spelled her name correctly…
‘What’s on it?’ asked Julie

Julie reading her pendant.

Julie reading her pendant.

I directed her towards the J and held my breath……..
J… U… L… I… E… – success!

Both Ron & Julie were delighted with the gift and we had a hilarious evening here in Korcula with them.

Our first braille bead, what do you think?






About Seba Silver

In June 2011 my wife and I opened a small store on the beautiful Dalmatian Island of Korcula. Our store (Seba Dizajn) showcases stunning filigree jewellery, all work is made on site offering you the fascinating chance to see filigree jewellery being made. Visit us at to see and purchase some of our filigree jewellery. The Seba family have been working, and creating beautiful pieces of filigree jewellery for over 500 years.
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11 Responses to Beads, balls and a bit of braille.

  1. magnoliamoonpie says:

    your beads are wonderful…love the braille bead!!!

  2. 76sanfermo says:

    Great idea , that of Braille beads!

    (Should inspire other forms of Art , I think……).
    Congrats for the beauty of your artifacts !

    • Seba Silver says:

      Thank you – we thought so too! I wanted Julie to really appreciate her bead not just choose one from our collection.
      I think you will find a lot of braille art when you start looking.

  3. helen says:

    it looks wonderful and stunning as usual … the braille gives it an even more unique touch 🙂

  4. What an inventive and lovely idea.

  5. Our Adventure in Croatia says:

    what a wonderful story and a great creation!

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