"For centuries, young Welsh men used the long winter evenings to carve Love Spoons for their loved ones. Love Spoons symbolise a life of health and happiness. Give this bead to the one you hold dear to make your dreams come true."
The Trollbeads Love Spoons silver bead has amazing detail to it. It is a plaited design with a love heart and padlock on one the side of the bead.
Often given by suitors to their loved one, Love Spoons were traditionally carved in wood with symbols of love and presented to a girl. They were given to symbolise a life of love, health and happiness.
Over the years certain symbols came to have specific meanings. A horseshoe was for luck, a heart for love, a wheel for support and a cross for faith. What was known as difficult carvings, such as a chain (as in the plaited section of this Trollbead), demonstrated the great skill of the carver.
This bead was part of the UK Collection in the Trollbeads World Tour collection.
*All measurements are approximate