The Glass Raspberry Necklace you see here features three of my life-sized handmade glass raspberry beads, accented by six olivine green Swarovski Elements crystals and hung on figure-eight chain. Your necklace will be carefully packed in natural white cotton inside a glossy black paper box with gold bow, ready for giving.
This design is available in both Sterling Silver and in 14/20 Yellow Gold-Filled. The total length of this necklace is 20" and it is finished with a lobster clasp. You can easily set the length anywhere from 18 to 20 inches by clipping the lobster onto the link of your choice. The free end of the chain is decorated with a matching green crystal.
Different chain lengths and clasp styles are available by custom order, usually with no change in price.
The raspberry beads on this necklace are between 16mm and 18mm high and are mostly hollow. I have made the walls thicker than on a real raspberry to strengthen them. I make raspberries in a both red and golden varieties. The other colors can be seen on other Projects featured on this site and, of course, are available by Custom Order..
Like real raspberries, each of my glass raspberries has a translucent quality with a soft surface sheen. Every cell of the raspberry has a slight vertical indentation. These beads are hand-formed one cell at a time in the flame of a torch from colored glass. Variations in the red color are achieved by selective heating and cooling of the glass. As a result the color will not rub, flake or chip off and no two raspberries are exactly alike.