10% of all my Etsy sales will be donated to Breast Cancer Connections in October
** Why Venetian Glass?
All of my jewelry features Venetian or Murano glass beads. You will love the artistry, the simplicity and the depth of color found in Italian glass. Many of my customers have visited Venice and each piece of Dolce Beada jewelry reminds them of their trip and the beauty of Italy. Each bead is individually handmade in Italy using techniques dating back to the 13th century. The beads are formed by melting glass canes over an open torch flame, often adding gold , silver or white gold foil and encasing that with more glass. When the glass is placed over the foil it has a textural quality to it. The beads are then slowly annealed in a kiln which makes them very durable.
** About the jewelry:
All pendants are handmade in my studio overlooking the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. I wire wrap the pendants using sterling silver wire and many are accented by sterling silver bali beads. Your pendant will come on an adjustable leather cord, on a labeled card and in a gold organza gift bag ready for gifting (see last photo for an example). The backside of the card explains the techniques of Venetian glass bead making.
The slip knotted leather cord is adjustable and can be worn from about 16" to 26" in length. The focal bead hangs almost 1.75" in length to the bottom of the dangle and just about 1" wide. The bail is large enough that it can be removed from the leather and worn on a sterling chain for a dressier look. You can find those here:
** Your satisfaction:
Dolce Beada has been my baby for 10 years. If you are not satisfied with your purchase you are welcome to return it for a full refund.
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