Silver Strand: Named for the incredible California beaches where Amanda grew up.
Known as "Hollywood by the Sea" in the 1920's. Celebs would splash with dolphins and seals both a common sight. Now you can see sea animals lounging on the hull of a wrecked luxury liner. SS Arora Star was in port for repairs when it capsized in the 1970's. Since it provides a natural "reef" for marine life the ship is considered part of the ocean view.
- Ombre "firestone" experimental pieces by the Bauhaus studio in the 1920's.
- Each multi faceted bead was hand blown glass meticulously created to get an even ombre hue.
- Hand bent Argentium sterling silver hoops
- Modern rectangular shape
- White glove packaging
- Matching necklaces - coming soon!
5% of proceeds from the Retro line are donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
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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.