This Glass Blueberry Necklace features three of my handmade glass ripe blueberry beads, accented by six olivine green Swarovski Elements crystals and hung on your choice of Sterling Silver or 14/20 Gold Filled figure-eight chain.
The standard length for the necklace you see above is 20" and it is finished with a lobster clasp. You may adjust the length anywhere between 18 and 20 inches by hooking the clasp into the chain loop of your choice.
The overall length is 20 inches. You may wear it anywhere between 18 and 20 inches by clipping the lobster clasp into the link of your choice anywhere in the last few inches of the chain.
I create each blueberry bead one at a time in the flame of a torch using colored glass rods and simple tools. The glass is melted directly onto the twisted end of a copper wire which becomes the stem. Because the copper stem is embedded inside the glass it can never be pulled free. I have rounded 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. The surface coloring of each berry is achieved by sprinkling it with powdered glass which is then completely melted into the surface. Because no paint is used the color will never rub, flake or chip off.