We're feeling a spring romance vibe over here in Sonoma California...
These Czech lampwork beads and freshwater pearls hang just over an inch from 14mm gold plated huggie hoops.
Designed and assembled in our Sonoma California studio.
More about lampwork..
It is believed that the oldest known glass beads date back to the fifth century BC. The beads we have sourced are made in the Czech Republic, but lampworking first became widely practiced in Murano, Italy in the 14th century. Murano was the glass bead capital of the world for over 400 years. Traditional bead makers used an oil lamp to heat their glass, which is where the technique gets its name.