This one-of-a-kind necklace is a beautiful statement piece. It features nine of my handmade glass blackberries. The berries are graduated in size and display varying degrees of ripeness from unripe green, through red to completely black.
Like real blackberries, many of my glass blackberries have a few red, unripe cells and a few flattened cells. These beads are hand-formed one cell at a time in the flame of a torch by melting Italian colored glass rods onto a "stem" of copper wire. The color will not rub, flake or chip off and no two blackberries are ever exactly alike.
Glass leaves in light and dark shades cluster in graduated sizes along the front of the necklace. These leaves have been designed so the back side of the necklace lays flat against your skin or clothing. There are no sharp edges. The portions of the necklace that lay along and behind your neck have been designed for wearing comfort and are made in glass colors that match the leaves. Each and every glass element used in this necklace was individually handmade by me.
For strength the necklace is constructed on 49-strand beading wire plated with 24k gold, double-crimped with 18k yellow gold crimp beads and fastened with 18k yellow gold wire and hook-and-eye clasp.