Blueberry Choker Necklace featuring 13 of my handmade glass lampwork blueberries in shades of pink, red and blue, set off by a garden of green leaves and clear water drops. Except for the stems of the blueberries, which are copper, all other metal components of your necklace will be Sterling Silver. I will package your necklace in a free shiny black paper gift box with a gold bow.
Because of the value of your shipment, a signature will be needed when it is delivered. Please provide a shipping address where you or someone you trust will be available to sign for your package during business hours.
The glass blueberry beads, glass leaves and glass water drops are strung into the links of a sterling silver figure-8 chain. Since I can no longer obtain the clasp in the original picture of this necklace, I will be using a different hook-and-eye design as shown in one of the attached photos.
Depending on the height of the wearer, the final length will probably fall between 15 and 16 inches, but it may be a bit shorter or longer.
The Nature of Mother Nature
Almost nothing in nature is completely round, smooth or even, so I deliberately avoid making my glass fruit and leaves too perfectly. I put on splotches and speckles, make them a tidbit lopsided, and add other imperfections so that each berry or leaf is unique. This makes them look much more "real".
Process and Materials:
I made each of these glass blueberry beads one at a time by melting glass rods onto copper wire in the flame of a torch. I color each glass blueberry individually by melting as many as 25 layers of enamel (powdered glass) onto its surface. Because no paint has been used, the colors will never rub, flake or chip off. The edges of the flower stars have been rounded to make them stronger and prevent sharp edges from catching on your clothing.
The attached photos represent the necklaces I make in this style. The necklace you receive will be similar to, but not exactly the same as, the one shown. There will be small variations in the size, shape and color of each handmade bead. In particular the clasp will be a different style.