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Ripe Blueberry glass sculpture, realistic and life-sized handblown glass figurine, good enough to fool the eye. These are sold on a per-piece basis (NOT as a set). You will receive 1 (ONE) handmade realistic blueberry glass sculpture. It will be carefully packed in natural white cotton inside a free glossy black paper gift box with gold bow.

My glass blueberry sculptures are so realistic you must keep them away from children. They are miniature heirloom-quality art works. A treasured collectible for any gourmet, gardener or blueberry lover.

You will receive 1 (ONE) glass blueberry sculpture. Several sculptures have been shown in the photographs so you can see them from all angles.

Size Option:
You have a choice in sizes ranging from the size of the tiniest wild blueberry (about 9mm) to the most enormous cultivated blueberries that are now available at the market - about 19mm in diameter. The fourth picture shows the various sizes for comparison. When you place your order you will be required to select the size you want. If you need several sizes, simply select the quantity of the first size you want and place in your cart. Then repeat for each additional size you want.

Color Option:
In real life blueberries are black underneath, with a coating of blue powder on the surface that's called "bloom". To match nature as closely as possible, I make my glass blueberries that same way - with a black base and layers of colors over the top. Because of the layering there's a fairly wide range of blue colors I can produce. This helps to mimic the differences between berries of different types or ripeness. The fifth picture shows all the colors for comparison. As you place each size of blueberry you want in your cart, you'll also be required to select its color.

The Nature of Mother Nature
Almost nothing in nature is completely round, smooth or even, so I avoid making my glass fruit and leaves too perfectly. I put on splotches and speckles, make them a tidbit lopsided, and add other imperfections so that each berry or leaf is unique. This makes them look much more "real".

Process and Materials:
I make every single one of these glass blueberries individually. I use Italian glass rods and a couple of simple tools. All the rest is time, gravity, surface tension and experience. Each glass blueberry sculpture even has the little scar left on the bottom from where the stem attached. Because the color is applied by layering and melting in glass powders, there is no paint. The color will never fade or chip off. I have rounded the edges of the flower stars so they will not fracture when the berries are handled, and so you can't cut yourself on sharp edges.

Photography:
The photos above are representative of the glass blueberry sculptures I make in this style. The sculpture you receive will be similar to, but not exactly the same as, the one shown above. There will be some minor variations in the shape, size and color patterns of each blueberry.

Matching Items:
My shop contains listings for other glass food sculptures including many varieties of berries. Start your collection with a few pieces and add more as you go. Here's a link to the Sculpture page of my Shop:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/GlassBerries?section_id=15314189

Meet the owner of GlassBerries

Learn more about the shop and process
Elizabeth Johnson

Frequently asked questions about GlassBerries

My silver-colored jewelry is made with 925 Sterling Silver, which does not contain nickel. Occasionally I may use wire made of Argentium Silver. Argentium Silver contains a small amount of germanium (to prevent tarnish) but it does not contain nickel. I am told by my suppliers that the 14K yellow Gold-Filled items I use in my designs do not contain nickel.

If you are unable to wear something I make because it irritates your skin, you may return it to me in good condition for a refund of the purchase price. Just try it out, and let me know within 14 days of receiving the jewelry if there is a problem.

I would also be happy to custom-make a piece for you in the metal of your choice that you know to be safe for you.
Gold-Filled materials are quality materials that can be expected to last a lifetime. I use 14/20 gold-filled, which is made by using extreme pressure and heat to bond a sheet of 14 karat gold over a brass base. The resulting product is a wire or tube in which the gold layer represents 1/20th of the volume of the piece. This material is then formed into chain and other jewelry findings that are strong, durable, and resistant to tarnish. The gold layer of gold-filled materials is many, many times thicker than the coating on gold-plated or "gold vermeil" materials. As a result you can expect to use and enjoy your gold-filled jewelry for many years without worry of having the gold layer wear through.
You may clean any of my jewelry designs using the mild jewelry-cleaning liquid that's available in most department stores. First immerse the jewelry piece in plain water, then dip a soft toothbrush into the fluid and scrub lightly, paying special attention to any tarnished surfaces. Then rinse, rinse, rinse, being sure to remove all traces of red fluid or suds from inside the bead holes of any crystals, where they might leave behind a cloudy haze. You may also safely use any of the dry silver polishing cloths that are available at jewelry stores or on the internet to clean any sterling silver parts that can be easily reached.
Wholesale discounts are available for qualified designers and resellers. Please Convo me or email me at orders [!at] elizabethjohnson.com for more information.
Dropping glass beads or sculptures onto hard surfaces may chip, crack or break the glass. My jewelry is delicate and should not be handled roughly or given to children. Inspect jewelry on a regular basis for signs of wear and tear and do not wear jewelry that has loose or broken parts. If you break your glass beads or jewelry I may be able to repair them. Please contact me by clicking the "Contact the shop owner" link to discuss your repair. Always use caution when handling cracked or broken glass.
Glass beads and jewelry are not toys. Like all small, hard objects they are a choking hazard. Keep your glass beads, sculpture and jewelry out of the reach of children. Do not display or store glass berry beads or sculptures where they could be confused with real food. Never put glass beads or sculptures into your mouth for any reason, even as a joke.
I welcome custom orders! Feel free to contact me any time with your request.
All orders are shipped in gift packaging. For jewelry and most small sculptures, the items are carefully packed in natural white cotton inside a shiny black paper gift box with a gold bow. Larger items such as ornaments or scuptures may be shipped in white or other paper gift boxes.

Blueberry Glass Sculpture. Ripe glass blueberry, realistic and life-sized. Hand blown glass art glass figurine

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: solid glass, art glass, handmade glass, lampwork glass, blown glass, glass art, Glass, glass sculpture, handblown glass
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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