This one-of-a-kind necklace features six glass Raspberries and five glass
Gooseberries, all in varying degrees of ripeness. They are spaced on the
three strands in such a way that they will drape gracefully when the strands
are twisted together. The strand in tones of amber, loden and brown is made
of natural faceted Citrine beads in drop and rondelle shapes. The green strand
is made of dark olivine-colored faceted Cubic Zirconia drop beads. The yellow
strand consists of lemon-colored faceted Cubic Zirconia beads in drop and
rondelle shapes. For strength the necklace is constructed on 49-strand beading
wire, double-crimped and finished with 14-karat gold findings. Overall
length is 18 inches. Total length when twisted is about 16 inches.
"Barrington" can be worn either untwisted or twisted. To twist, dangle the necklace vertically from one clasp and let the strands straighten out. Continuing to hold vertically, grasp the lower clasp with your other hand and twist the ends in opposite directions until you have added the number of twists you find attractive. Then hold the necklace horizontally and give a little shake to encourage the berries to dangle downward. Wear and enjoy!
To clean this necklace, wet your hands and lather them with some liquid hand soap. Use your fingers to distribute the soap throughout the necklace, then rinse thoroughly and pat dry on a clean terrycloth towel.
Currently available at Pismo Gallery in Aspen, Colorado.
Image by Elizabeth Johnson, April 24, 2009
Elizabeth Johnson Art Glass, LLC