Lava Wall Cliff Hanger: Named for the breathtaking California coastline where Amanda grew up.
On the north side of Catalina Island is a literal lava wall. If you've never seen it (like me) it's because it's only accessible by boat. Between the red lava rock and the white sandy beach - it's the perfect inspiration for this necklace.
Gorgeous 2 sided hand blown glass beads made during the 1920's cubist Bauhaus movement in Germany. Each side was then painted with platinum followed by 24k gold. After almost 100 years, the gold is rubbing off creating a glistening matte gold sheen.
- 1 vivid 1/2" red triangle bead
- Hugged by 5 1/2" white triangle beads
- Hand looped onto thick 14k wire pendant
- Delicate 14k oval cable chain 16" long + 2" extender
- Lobster clasp
- White glove packaging
- Matching earrings available
- 5% of proceeds from Retro collection are donated to LLS
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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.