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LilahV

RETRO 3 sided... sea foam, orchid, white

$ 148.00

LilahV

RETRO 3 sided... sea foam, orchid, white

$ 148.00

* Vintage beads painted with 24k gold

small = 1/2" long x 1/4" diameter; large = 3/4" long x 1/2" diameter

These awesome 1920's beads are three sided so you can wear the necklace facing either way.

Hand blown glass in amazing vibrant colors like ocean blue, sea foam ..... then hand painted with platinum followed by 24k gold.

LilahV uses these vintage Bauhaus style beads to create minimal necklaces and earrings on:

* 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.

All retro jewelry is designed and finished with 14k gold fill.