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LilahV

Terramar Dusk

$ 119.00 $ 74.99

LilahV

Terramar Dusk

$ 119.00 $ 74.99

Terramar: Named for the incredible California beaches where Amanda grew up.

Terramar is located in Carlsbad where I went to stay with my grandparents. We would walk over the train tracks then 3 blocks down to the beach. On the tracks we would leave a penny so we could find a flat one later. They always disappeared until one day we found our penny. It was pushed flat - into the tracks!

Beads:

  • 3 orange blossom + 1 ocean oval
    • Hand blown glass  1" long 
    • Each side was painted with platinum then 24k gold.  Almost 100 years has given the gold a satin sheen
  • Delicate 14k chain 17" long
Custom retro jewelry is available. 
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BAUHAUS BEADS

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.