The Glass Red Raspberry Necklace you see here features one of my small handmade glass Red Raspberries and one glass leaf. The raspberry is about 1/2 inch high and the leaf is about 1 inch high. The berry and leaf are suspended from a sterling silver slider over sterling silver figure-eight chain. The copper wire stem of the Red Raspberry is embedded inside the glass and cannot be pulled free. Like real raspberries, each of my glass raspberries has a translucent quality with a soft surface sheen. Every cell of the raspberry has a slight vertical indentation. These beads are hand-formed one cell at a time in the flame of a torch from colored glass. Variations in the red color are achieved by selective heating and cooling of the glass. As a result the color will not rub, flake or chip off and no two raspberries are exactly alike.
The pendant and slider you see above can be purchased separately if you would like to use your own chain instead. The inside measurement of the slider opening is 3.5mm by 5mm. The standard length for the figure-eight chain you see above is 20” and it is finished with a lobster clasp. Different lengths and clasp styles are available by special order. Like all of my jewelry, this design is available in both Sterling Silver and 14/20 Gold-Filled. You can see matching Red Raspberry jewelry by viewing the Raspberries Page of this site.
Red Raspberry jewelry can also be custom made with high-karat gold or platinum findings and accented with Swarovski Crystal or gemstone beads. Some examples can be viewed on the Custom Jewelry Page.