The Glass Red Raspberry Necklace you see here features one of my handmade glass Raspberry beads, deliberately hung on a slant. These raspberry 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 glass raspberries are ever exactly alike. Like real raspberries, each of my glass raspberries has a translucent quality with a soft surface sheen, and every cell (drupelet) has a slight vertical indentation. The glass raspberry bead used in this necklace is mostly solid inside to make it stronger and to anchor its copper wire stem.
The raspberry is hung from Sterling Silver figure-eight chain. The total length of the necklace you see above is 20 inches and it is finished with a lobster clasp. The raspberry is centered at 18 inches, but you may wear it at any length between 17 and 19 inches by clipping the lobster onto any link in the last few inches of the chain. A small glass leaf dangles at the free end of the chain. If you would like your necklace to be shorter or longer than the standard simply specify the desired length when you order. You may also choose a different style of clasp, such as a toggle. Like all of my jewelry this design is available in both 14/20 Gold-Filled and Sterling Silver. You can see alternate Raspberry necklace designs and matching Raspberry earrings by viewing the Raspberries Page of this site.
Raspberry jewelry can also be custom made with high-karat gold or platinum findings and accented with different Swarovski Crystals, glass leaves or with gemstone beads. Some examples can be viewed on the Custom Jewelry Page.