Jardinette: Named for historic California where Amanda grew up.
Famed architect (Amanda's personal favorite!) Neutra designed what is called "one of the first Modernist buildings in the USA" right smack in Hollywood during 1927. Based on the Cubist movement (think Picasso) the whole structure is based on blocks of squares.
- Bead: Bauhaus crackle glass square 1/2" wide
- Hand blown glass from the Bauhaus studio in the 1920's
- Crackle glass - yes, its supposed to look shattered!
- Your choice of deep amethyst or light sapphire swirled into a clear glass
- Hand looped onto 14k wire sitting inside the brass focal
- Brass U focal 1/2" wide
- 14k delicate chain 16" + 2" extender
- Lobster clasp
Bauhaus beads beautified with brass. I take raw bass and shape it, sand it, buff it then lacquer it. The lacquer gives it a satin top coat.
Over time the brass will warm against your skin sculpting a one of a kind golden bronze ombre finish. Your retro piece will become a completely unique design with each adventure.
Pass this heritage jewelry down generations revealing a life fully lived.
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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.