Sumptuous Realistic Glass Blackberry Necklace with 18K Yellow Gold spacers, findings and clasp.
Your necklace will be between 25 and 26 inches long, wallowing in the glory of those voluptuous blackberries. A good fit for a passionate woman who enjoys rich textures, colors and flavors.
The necklace includes 29 realistic glass blackberry beads in graduated sizes. Each has a few red unripe cells, but you may request the blackberries to be entirely ripe (black) if you prefer. For comfort, the back of the necklace is finished with 8 Swarovski Elements black rondelles and cones.
The clasp is an 18k yellow gold hook-and-eye design and the other findings used to fasten the necklace are also 18k yellow gold. Each Swarovski Elements crystal or blackberry will be separated from its neighbors by small 18k yellow gold spacer beads. This keeps the glass and crystal beads from scratching one another and helps the necklace to bend and flex in a more fluid way.
This necklace will be heavy, so traditional fibrous stringing materials such as silk cord would not be sufficient. Instead, for strength the components will be strung on 49-strand stainless steel beading wire. The wire is plated in 24k yellow gold for authentic color, and protected from scuffing by a clear nylon outer sheath. For extra security the ends will be double-crimpled with 18k yellow gold crimp beads. The crimps will be hidden inside the black end cones.
THE NATURE OF MOTHER NATURE:
In keeping with your desire to make the blackberries as realistic as possible, I will make each with a few dark red cells and the internal "plug" that's left in the center when the blackberry is picked. There will be variations in the shapes and sizes of the berries so that each is unique. However, they will be sorted overall to provide a graduation in size with the largest in front and the smallest at the back.
I will have to make all of the blackberries for your necklace after beginning your project since I don't keep this style of blackberry in stock. It will take me 4 weeks weeks to complete the necklace.
Although this necklace will easily stand up to normal wearing it will not tolerate crashing against hard surfaces. The chance of dropping it is greatest when putting it on or taking it off, so your wife should do these tasks over a forgiving surface like a carpeted floor rather than a tile floor. Also, the blackberries should not be allowed to bang against one another while it is in storage. This could fracture off the surfaces of some of the individual cells. To clean the necklace she can simply use a soft toothbrush and mild soap suds. Rinse thoroughly in lukewarm water (avoid very hot or very cold water to prevent thermal shock) and dry with a lint-free towel.
Since an heirloom piece of this sort should be presented and stored in a fine box, I will include a Rosewood gift box to your order at no additional charge. Pictures are attached.
I will ship your necklace via insured UPS or FedEx Ground service at no additional charge. A SIGNATURE WILL BE REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF DELIVERY. If no one will be available to sign at your home address, please provide an alternate shipping address where someone you trust can sign for the package.
You may accept this Proposal as-is, or you may message me to discuss any changes you'd like to make before proceeding. I look forward to hearing from you.