The Glass Blueberry Necklace you see here features one of my handmade glass unripe blueberry beads, accented by six olivine green Swarovski crystals and hung on Sterling Silver figure-eight chain. Each blueberry bead is created by melting glass in the flame of a torch, 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. The points of the flower star on the end of each blueberry have been rounded to prevent them from chipping and so they cannot snag on clothing. The surface coloring of each berry is achieved by sprinkling it with many layers of powdered glass which are then completely melted into the surface. Because no paint is used the color will never rub, flake or chip off. These berries are made one at a time so no two are exactly alike.
I make unripe blueberries in a range of colors from sour light green through tart red (shown), purple, and almost-ripe violet. These additional color variations can be seen on the Blueberries Page. If you would like the one on your necklace to be a ripeness other than the mostly-red shown here, please specify when you order.
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. Different lengths and clasp styles are available by special order. Like all of my jewelry, this design is available in both 14/20 Gold-Filled and Sterling Silver. You can see alternate blueberry necklace designs and matching blueberry jewelry by viewing the Blueberries Page of this site.
Blueberry jewelry can also be custom made with high-karat gold or platinum findings and accented with gemstone beads. Some examples can be viewed on the Custom Jewelry Page.