* A cluster of 1920's vintage glass beads painted with 24k gold
Every single cluster is One of A Kind. I sometimes get a request to make another one that sold - I'll change one of the beads, the layout or offset one so its always your very own.
[ps. email me for custom cluster orders]
* 14k gold fill chain adjustable with lobster 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
[leather and box shown in Ocean pendant - also available in the shop]
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.
All retro jewelry is designed and finished with 14k gold fill.