Handmade Resin Beads - Lichen
A set of five handmade epoxy resin beads with real lichen (latin name Evernia prunastri) inside. The lichen fell from oak trees on our farm in Dorset, England and was gathered from the ground. We never pick lichen from where it's growing on the trees, it takes a while to grow and offers protection to insects and other organisms there.
These cube shaped beads measure 15-16mm on each side. They have holes that are approximately 2.5mm. Handmade by me in my home studio. As these are individually handmade and hand finished, there may be some surface imperfections and bubbles - but nothing that would affect the durability of the bead.
Please note, the epoxy resin used to make these beads is a plastic that has great clarity and strength, but it won't resist heavy duty wear - the surface may become scratched.