Lava Wall Beach: 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.
- (5) 1/2" long triangle beads: 4 white + 1 red
- Hand threaded onto ultra delicate 14k gold fill chain [size noted below] + 2" extender
- Lobster clasp
- White glove packaging
- Matching earrings available
- 5% of proceeds from Retro collection are donated to LLS
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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.