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Ripening Glass Strawberry Bracelet with Swarovski Crystals on 14/20 Gold-Filled

Ripening Glass Strawberry Bracelet
with Swarovski Crystals on 14/20 Gold-Filled

This Glass Strawberry Bracelet features five of my glass Strawberry beads. The glass strawberries are accented by small green glass leaves and by Swarovski crystals in various shades of red, pink and pale green to mimic ripening fruit. These Strawberry beads were created one at a time by melting glass in the flame of a torch, so no two are exactly alike. Because each strawberry was formed by applying hot glass onto a copper wire stem, the stems can never be pulled free. The sepals of the glass calyx at the top of each strawberry bead have been thickened and blunted to strengthen them and prevent them from catching on clothing.

Like real strawberries, each of these glass strawberries has dozens of tiny seeds which were placed one-by-one on the surface. I normally make the strawberries in a rich, ripe red, but they can also be more tart (light-red) or over-ripe (purple-red) if you prefer. Simply indicate your choices when you order via email. Because no paint has been used the color of these beads will never rub, flake or chip off.

For strength the bracelet is strung on 49-strand stainless steel beading wire with a green covering and it is finished with 14/20 Gold-Filled findings. The length of the bracelet you see above can be adjusted between 7 and 9 inches by clipping the lobster clasp into the link of your choice. I can also make the bracelet in a different length, with different clasp style or with sterling silver findings if you prefer - just specify your requirements in your email when you order.

You can see other Strawberry jewelry by viewing the Strawberries Page of this site. Strawberry 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, April 23, 2011

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