This listing is for One (1) glass yellow cherry sculpture.
Many cherries are shown in the picture so that you can seem them from all angles and to illustrate the color choices.
Your Rainier Cherry sculpture will be the size you would find in the grocery store - about 1 inch (25mm) in diameter.
Depending on the amount of sun they have received, ripe Rainier Cherries can range from entirely yellow, through shades of raspberry pink, to a dark reddish-pink in color. The lighter areas are where the cherry has been shaded by the leaves. You will be able to choose the color of your cherry sculpture when you make your purchase. Each individual cherry is priced at $50.00.
Each of these solid glass cherry sculptures is made one at a time by melting a rod of yellow Italian glass onto a loop of 16-gauge copper wire. Because the loop is embedded in the glass, the wire can never be pulled free from the glass.
Your glass Rainier Cherry will have a translucent quality just like real Rainier and Queen Anne cherries do. The surface blush of pink to darker red is created by applying from one to twenty coats of powdered red transparent glass. During this time-consuming process each coat must be melted in smoothly before applying the next. Since no paint is used on the glass cherries, the color will not rub, flake or chip off. No two glass cherries are ever exactly alike.
The photos above are representative of the glass cherries I make in this style. THE SCULPTURE YOU RECEIVE WILL BE SIMILAR TO, BUT NOT EXACTLY THE SAME AS, THE ONE(S) SHOWN ABOVE.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD
These glass cherries are lifelike enough to fool adults at first glance. Never display these glass cherries where they could be confused with real fruit. Never put them in your mouth, even for fun, or allow anyone else to do so. Make sure to keep them out of the reach of children of any age.