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Ripening Glass Blueberry Bracelet with Swarovski Crystals on Sterling Silver

Ripening Glass Blueberry Bracelet
with Swarovski Crystals on Sterling Silver

This Glass Blueberry Bracelet features five of my ripe glass blueberry beads. The glass blueberries are accented by Swarovski crystals in blue, violet and pink, as well as small glass leaves and water droplets. For strength the bracelet is strung on 49-strand stainless steel beading wire and finished with Sterling Silver findings.

Like all my glass blueberry beads these were created by melting glass in the flame of a torch directly onto the twisted ends of copper wires, which became the stems. 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.

The length of the bracelet you see above can be adjusted between 7 and 8.5 inches by clipping the lobster clasp into the link of your choice. I can also make the bracelet in a different length, a different clasp style or with gold-filled findings if you prefer - just specify your requirements when you order. You can see other 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.

Ordering information is available on the Order and Contact Page.

Image by Elizabeth Johnson Art Glass, LLC. December 15, 2011

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