Ripening Blueberry Bracelet With 15 Glass Blueberries And Swarovski Elements Crystals

This Glass Blueberry Bracelet features fifteen of my ripe glass blueberry beads in ripening shades from green through pink, red, purple and blue. The glass blueberries are accented by Swarovski Elements crystals in violet and pink as well as small glass leaves and water droplets. For strength the bracelet is strung on 49-strand stainless steel beading wire and finished with your choice of Sterling Silver or 14/20 Gold Filled findings.

The length of the bracelet can be adjusted between 7 and 8.5 inches by clipping the lobster clasp into the link of your choice.

Like all my glass blueberry beads, I created these by melting glass in the flame of a torch directly onto the twisted ends of copper wires, which became the stems. Because the copper stem is embedded inside the glass it can never be pulled free. I round over the points of the flower star on the end of each blueberry to prevent them from chipping and so they cannot snag on clothing. I achieve the surface coloring of each berry by sprinkling it with many layers of powdered glass which I then completely melt into the surface. Because no paint is used the color will never rub, flake or chip off. No two are exactly alike.

This bracelet is designed for adult use and should not be given to children. It is made to hold up to everyday wear and tear, but dropping it onto a very hard surface such as a tile floor may chip or break the glass. If you break your glass beads or findings on this bracelet I will be able to repair it. Please contact me by clicking the "Contact the shop owner" link to discuss your repair.

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