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Rainbow Glass Fruit Salad Bracelet with Swarovski Crystals on Sterling Silver

Rainbow Glass Fruit Salad Bracelet
with Swarovski Crystals on Sterling Silver

This Glass Fruit Salad Bracelet features eight different glass berry beads in a rainbow of colors. They include a blueberry, a gooseberry, a Rainier cherry, a cloudberry, a strawberry, a red raspberry, a boysenberry and a blackberry. The berry beads are accented by Swarovski crystals to mimic the colors of ripening berries along with small glass leaves.

Each of these glass berry beads was created one at a time by melting glass rods in the flame of a torch. The bead surfaces are shiny or matte, opaque or translucent, solid-colored or shaded all to resemble the real fruits. Where the beads are made on copper wire stems, the glass has been melted onto the wire so it cannot be pulled free. Shading of the colors is accomplished by mixing glass colors together, by selective heating and cooling of the glass, or by melting enamel (powdered glass) onto the surfaces. Because no paint has been used to make them the colors will never rub, flake or chip off.

You are welcomed to design your own version of this bracelet. For example, you may prefer a cool-colors version that includes blackberries, boysenberries and blueberries and raspberries. Simply email me your preferences so we can get started.

For strength the bracelet is strung on 49-strand stainless steel beading wire with a green covering. It is finished with Sterling Silver findings. The length can be adjusted between 7.5 and 9 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 Fruit Salad jewelry by viewing the necklaces and earrings pages of this site. Fruit Salad 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 Dean Johnson, October 28, 2011

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