The Glass Gooseberry Necklace you see here features three of my handmade glass gooseberry beads, accented by six green Swarovski crystals and hung on 14/20 Gold-Filled figure-eight chain. Like real gooseberries, each is a translucent green with delicate white veins running over its surface from the stem to the dried flower at the tip, and you can see the seeds inside. The edges of the glass dried flower at the end of each gooseberry have been rounded so they will not snag on clothing. These beads are hand-formed in the flame of a torch from colored glass and copper. As a result, the color will not rub, flake or chip off, and no two gooseberries are exactly alike.
Gooseberries can be made in a range of colors from unripe dark green through tart mid-green (shown), ripe yellow, and slightly overripe golden brown. Necklaces with a ripeness other than the mid-green shown here are available by special order.
I normally make this necklace 20 inches long with a lobster clasp. The free end is finished with a matching Swarovski crystal. You can wear the necklace anywhere from 18 inches to 20 inches long by clipping the Lobster clasp into the loop of your choice. Other 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 gooseberry necklace designs and matching gooseberry earrings by viewing the Gooseberries Page of this site.
Gooseberry jewelry can also be custom made with high-karat gold or platinum findings and accented with glass leaves or gemstone beads. Some examples can be viewed on the Custom Jewelry Page.