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Couture Collection - Page 2 of 2

 (11 items of jewelry on this page)

 

 

Borosilicate and Lampwork Glass Necklaces

 

Borosilicate lampwork glass is distinctive and quite beautiful.  Below are necklaces made by me, by hand, using fabulous borosilicate glass curved tubes which have been combined with gemstones, sterling and fine silver, torched copper, bronze and Swarovski crystals.

 

See the beauty of these unique, asymmetrical necklaces for yourself. 

You're about to fall in love!

 


 

Blue Jeans (2 photos)

 

 

 

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If you love blue washed denims, you will LOVE this necklace! 

 

A curved and tapered 6 inch matte borosilicate glass tube with interrupted thin stripes of navy and medium blue on an ecru background make up this stunning, beaded necklace.  Offset is a 30mm, filigree, sterling silver bead flanked by Sodalite rondelles and five 18mm, crackled Brazilian Pine Agate beads. This necklace is adjustable because of a 3 inch sterling silver oval link chain with a lobster claw clasp closure.

 

Make an unforgettable statement with this gorgeous, designer necklace!

 S O L D - gone to a good home.  Another can be made - please inquire.

 


 

Purple Passion (2 photos)

 

 

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Beautiful and smooth, shiny and cool - adjectives to describe the deep purple Borosilicate glass curved tube in this stunning necklace. 

 

Add 14K gold-filled shiny beads in a variety of sizes, faceted clear and sparkling quartz, rough Amethyst  stones and a gorgeous copper bead bonded in 24K gold..........and what do you get?  Royalty!!!

  •  Adjustable necklace by way of a link chain, bonded in gold. 
  • 14K gold filled lobster claw clasp.

Price:  $182.41 + shipping and handling+ NY State sales tax, if applicable.


 

The Good Earth #1 (3 photos)

 

 

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This earthy stunner offers the wearer a matte Borosilicate glass curved tube in a wash of fall colors.  The large fluted focal bead, which has been offset, is torched copper with a partial plating in 24K gold. 

 

The smooth, 20mm surrounding Flower Agate beads and Ocean Jasper beads are variegated in fall colors and have a nice luster.  Other supporting beads are different sizes and are made from base metals, some with partial gold plating and others with Swarovski crystals.

 

The necklace finishes in an unusual bronze toggle and bar clasp.

.S O L D - gone to a good home.  Another can be made  - please inquire.


 

The Good Earth #2  (3 photos)

 

 

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This earthy tone beauty offers the wearer a smooth, polished borosilicate glass curved tube in stripes of fall colors: greens and rusts. The large, smooth focal bead, which has been offset, is made of torched copper with a partial plating in 24K gold. 

 

Flanking the focal bead on either side are decorative bronze bead caps, brushed and puffed copper rondelles with partial gold plating and irregular nuggets of Ocean Jasper.

 

Three gorgeous tapered Agate tube beads are separated by small bronze rondelles and finish off with 8mm Burma Jade round beads.

  • Adjustable gold overlay oval brass chain ending in a gold-filled lobster claw clasp and large hammered vermeil ring.   
     

S O L D - gone to a good home.  Another can be made  - please inquire.


 

Italian Stripes  (2 photos)

 

 

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Combine Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise and gold together and what do you get?  A stunning necklace fit for an Egyptian Queen!! 

 

Two freeform nuggets of Chinese Turquoise (approx. 20mm x 20mm) along with slabs of Afghani matte Lapis Lazuli join one 6 inch, gorgeous, matte borosilicate glass curved tube in stripes of black, navy, medium blue, turquoise and chartreuse.  For a dash of glamour and luxury, 14K gold-filled beads and vermeil daisy spacers have been added to separate the stones.

 

A three inch, textured ,gold-filled oval link chain is attached to the lobster claw clasp to make the necklace adjustable.

 

All I can say about this piece is, "WOW"!

S O L D - gone to a good home.  Another can be made - please inquire.


 

Watermelon (3 photos)

 

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There's nothing more refreshing on a hot summer's day than ice cold watermelon.  That's what comes to mind when I view this necklace.  It's a stylish collaboration of borosilicate glass, quartz stones, and sterling silver.  The wearer can look forward to a clean and stunning new look in neckwear and feel fresh as a summer breeze.

  • The closure is a sterling lobster claw clasp with a round link chain for adjustability.

 S O L D - gone to a good home.  Another can be made - please inquire.

 


 

Burnt Sienna #2   (2 photos of necklace)

 

 

 

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This adjustable stunner offers the wearer a shiny, translucent, borosilicate glass curved tube in a Burnt Sienna color.  Added richness of color and texture is supplied by the sizeable Turquoise stone.  Three large, translucent lamp work beads, adjacent to the glass tube, are sprinkled with orange and gold dichroic materials.

 

The smooth, 20mm Flower Agate round beads are variegated in fall colors and have a nice luster.  Sterling silver chain adds adjustable length while other sterling beads add shine to this most unusual and stunning design.

S O L D - gone to a good home.  Another can be made  - please inquire. 

 


 

Licorice and Red Hots  (3 photos)

 

 

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Not only is black and white dressing big every year for spring and summer wardrobes, but the combination has appeared on the runways by almost all top designers for this fall and winter!  The combo never goes out of style!

 

Add a pop of color, in this case a large, red, Bamboo Coral bead, and you have a unique and stunning, size-adjustable, contemporary necklace.

 

Materials: 

  • matte black, hand blown borosilicate curved glass tube
  • black and white striped hand made lampwork glass beads
  • faceted, Black Sardonyx barrel stones
  • sterling silver oversized lobster claw clasp and adjustable sterling link chain with Black Onyx bead

S O L D - gone to a good home.  Another can be made - please inquire.


 

 

Icy Aqua

 

 

 

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A warm summer breeze, the cool sea and the wet sand beneath my feet are what I think of when I look at Icy Aqua. I am transported to serene sunrise walks on the beach, breathing in the salty air and feeling like all is right with my world. 

 

Amazing what color and style can do to one's imagination! 

  • lamp work glass beads with slivers of dichroic
  • large brushed sterling silver round beads
  • other sterling components
  • 6 inch curved borosilicate glass tube
  • sterling lobster claw clasp with adjustable sterling link chain  

All sold out of this particular color.


 

Harlequin  (2 photos)

 

 

 

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The carved and frosted soft white curved tube adds elegance to the red coral bead and large 20mm, faceted Black Sardonyx round beads.  Shiny and hammered sterling silver 16mm beads flank the red coral and give this stunner lots of sparkle.

 

The go anywhere necklace is adjustable and will be at home in jeans as well as that little black dress!

S O L D - gone to a good home.  Another can be made - please inquire.