Buena Vista Lagoon: Named for the breathtaking California coastline where Amanda grew up.
Home to over 100 birds, the lagoon was also rumored to contain a large family of flamingos that escaped from the San Diego zoo.
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
- Deep indigo oblong 1" long
- Ocean triangle 1/2" 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.
- Delicate 14k chain 16" long + 2" extender
- Lobster clasp
- White glove packaging
- Matching earrings available:
- Marine Street, Fletcher Cove
- 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.