Marine Street Beach: Named for the breathtaking California coastline where Amanda grew up.
Rough surf churns deep ocean water up making this beach a surfer's prize to win.
Back in the 1920's it was difficult to get deep dark rich colors consistently throughout the glass while they were being hand blown. You can see the color swirls only in these indigo beads. Making these midnight blue pieces even more special.
- Hand blown glass from the 1920's Bauhaus studio in deep indigo teardrop
- 2" long
- 2 sided making your neck look amazing both coming and going
- Each bead was painted with platinum then 24k gold. Almost 100 years has given the gold a satin sheen
- Hand looped onto 14k wires
- White glove packaging
- Matching necklace available:
- Tourmaline surf, Marine Street, Arroyo Seco cluster, Mount Wilson cluster, Laurel Canyon cluster
- 5% of proceeds from Retro collection are donated to LLS
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.