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LilahV

ARROYO SECO

$ 255.00

LilahV

ARROYO SECO

$ 255.00

Arroyo Seco:  Named for the breathtaking California mountains where Amanda grew up.

Translates to "dry stream creek." A pristine coastal range with rugged terrain and a large river that runs into Carmel and Big Sur.  Beauty in its irony.  Inspiration for this necklace.

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  • Cluster pendant: orange blossom oval, ocean triangle, indigo teardrop, yellow teardrop, white askew
  • Each bead was painted with platinum then 24k gold.  Almost 100 years has given the gold a satin sheen
  • Delicate 14k oval chain 28" long.  Pull over style.
  • White glove packaging:
    • Placed on soft recycled leather or suede
    • LilahV gift box
    • Story of beads card
    • Items $250+ receive a *new* affirmation zipper bag
  • Matching earrings available
  • 5% of proceeds from Retro collection are donated to LLS
Every cluster necklace is one of a kind. I conscientiously design & handmake each one slightly different. A piece this size takes 10-15 hours.
Custom retro jewelry is available. 
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STORY OF THE BEADS

The beads used are composed of hand blown German glass from a glassworks studio in Sudetenland with the Bauhaus style popular during the 1920's.

During WWII the glassworks factory was bombed reducing it to rubble. The designer disappeared and molds broken. Decades later when the family went to rebuild, the beads were found in the debris.

Since they cannot be reproduced, these 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.

Each design is handmade by me using 14k gold fill, sterling silver or pure silk.