Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuscany in Autumn Beaded Eyeglass Holder

Tuscany in Autumn Beaded Eyeglass Holder
In most Mediterranean areas, olives are harvested in the months of November, December and January. In Tuscany however, they have a cooler climate due to valleys that are often visited by early frosts. For this reason, in Tuscany the harvest can begin as early as the end of September.

Unlike many of the surrounding areas, in Tuscans that an olive that falls to the ground is worthy of being pressed for the oil that they're harvested for. For that reason, in this area of Italy, olives are still picked by hand.

This beaded eyeglass holder is titled "Tuscany in Autumn" because it's creation was inspired by the Tuscan olive harvest. Beaded with rich, olive green beads on a strand of black, the eyeglass chain has just enough shimmer to catch the eye but not so much that it can't be worn as an understated accent.

Like all of my handmade eyeglass holders, this piece is perfect for leashing in those runaway reading glasses that keep getting lost.