This listing is for One (1) glass Golden Raspberry Sculpture. Each sculpture is priced at $50.
Many sculptures are shown here so that you can see them from all angles, and so that you can see the variations in color that are natural to this type of raspberry.
Your sculpture will be the size of a grocery-store raspberry - about 17-18mm high.
Your glass raspberry will be a golden amber color, but just like a real golden raspberry it may also show touches of ivory, yellow or pink. My glass berries are so lifelike you'll think they are real fruit until you touch them. But unlike the real fruit, they will last forever and become treasured family heirlooms.
Almost nothing in nature is perfectly round, smooth or even, so I deliberately avoid making my glass fruit and leaves too perfect. 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".
I make each of my glass fruits by melting glass rods in the flame of a torch and shaping the glass with simple tools. Every single drupelet (cell) is individually applied over the surface of the fruit in a painstaking process and given a slight vertical indentation. Believe it or not, each of these raspberries is made from a single strand of glass. Because I mix three different colors together, the cells may come out apricot, amber, yellow, pink or ivory, depending on how they are heated and cooled. I take pains to make sure each raspberry has a blend of several different tones. Like real raspberries, my lampwork raspberries are mostly hollow and have a matte surface. When the raspberries are handled, the natural oils from your skin enhance this soft sheen.
The photos above are representative of the glass raspberries I make in this style. THE ONES YOU RECEIVE WILL BE SIMILAR TO, BUT NOT EXACTLY THE SAME AS, THE ONE(S) SHOWN ABOVE.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD
These glass raspberries are lifelike enough to fool adults at first glance. Never display these glass raspberries 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.
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