* Vintage beads in light sky blue glass painted with 24k gold
[My favorite bead!!!]
These amazing 1920's beads are two or even three sided so you can wear the necklace facing either way.
* 14k gold fill chain
* Extender chain as described with lobster trigger clasp
* Arrives on baby soft recycled leather in gift box ready to give (story card included)
20% of proceeds from the Retro line are donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
STORY OF THE BEADS
The beads used are composed of German glass from a glassworks studio in Sudetenland then hand painted with platinum followed by 24k gold in the Bauhaus style popular during the 1920's.
In WWII the glassworks factory was bombed reducing it to rubble. The designer disappeared and 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.
[Cyan pendant shown in cyan drop arrow - pendant is without white triangle beads]
All retro jewelry is designed and finished with 14k gold fill.