Silver Strand: Named for the incredible California beaches where Amanda grew up.
Known as "Hollywood by the Sea" in the 1920's. Celebs would splash with dolphins and seals both a common sight. Now you can see sea animals lounging on the hull of a wrecked luxury liner. SS Arora Star was in port for repairs when it capsized in the 1970's. Since it provides a natural "reef" for marine life the ship is considered part of the ocean view.
- Ombre "firestone" experimental pieces by the Bauhaus studio in the 1920's.
- Each multi faceted bead was hand blown glass meticulously created to get an even ombre hue.
- Hand bent Argentium sterling silver hoops
- Modern rectangular shape
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These beads are composed of hand blown German glass in the Bauhaus style during the 1920’s. The innovative design studio was breaking ground in the new “Modernism” industrial ideology making art more vivid.
Their bold ideas led the way to Impressionism, Pop Art & Minimalism. These gorgeous beads range from interlocking oviform in frosted neon to multi-faceted round intense sapphire painted with 24k gold.
During WWII the factory was bombed reducing it to rubble. Designers vanished. Molds broken. It was decades later when the family went to rebuild, the beads were found in the debris.
Since they cannot be reproduced, the beads are rare and highly prized.
My husband and I were traveling through Europe when fate intervened and we met the family over dinner. By dessert, I had purchased as much of the collection as possible.
All retro jewelry is designed by Amanda Uber using the rare beads along with the principles of Bauhaus, Pop Art and Minimalism as inspiration.