San Onofre: Named for the incredible California beaches where Amanda grew up.
Surf. Sand. Sunsets.
San Onofre is a surfing beach in San Diego - started in the 1920's. It even had a nudity section back in the day! But since Camp Pendelton took over part of the beach for military training - nudity is a big no no. The sunsets are incredible! I'll let you wonder if I ever saw one nude :)
- 1" long sushine yellow oblong retro bead
- Each hand blown glass bead was painted with platinum then 24k gold. Almost 100 years has given the gold a satin sheen.
- 2" long thick 14k wire then hand looped onto 14k ear wire
- One of a Kind! Only one pair made.
- Modern yet fluid movement
- White glove packaging
- Matching necklaces available:
- Arroyo Seco cluster, Sunny Side, Keller Beach San Onofre pendants
- Sunshine yellow matching beads: Triangle, Teardrop, Oblong
- 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.