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Gorgeous Hand-Made Art Glass Beads from All Over the World Sterling Silver Beads, Bracelets, and Bangles Colorful, one-of-a-kind creations, to encircle And grace any wrist. Choose from available Designs or custom order to personalize for Gifts or for yourself. Necklaces also.
The year is 1500…a morning in the  Duchy of Venice, in Northern Italy, with the bottle greens and lapis blues of the sea still in shadow, the orange, carnelian, and rosy pink of the sunrise,  the street awash with the sounds of a new day. Colored cloaks vanish around the stone corner of an ornate building, the palace of the Doge, and his lady, La Dogaresa. Sunlight refracting off water, the silver swirls, the wakes of a silent  gondola vanishing  into the morning mist. This is what comes to mind when I gaze at the Renaissance colors of this silver bangle..swirls, swiss dots, glorious ambers, greens, ochres, Adriatic blues and turquoise, wine and strawberry reds, roseate pinks. All.sensuously blend with textured silvers that remind me of a once great famly’s  coat of arms. I searched far and long to find the gorgeous artisan glass and the lovely silver to create this bracelet. Who would have ever imagined an artisan named Krissa, in our present century, working at this ancient art in one of the historic villages of South Carolina.known for fine riding horses and sweet grasslands. Surely Krissa lived before in another life, in the wonderful 1500’s, in the heart of the Venetian Renaissance. This young woman clandestinely learned a craft forbidden to females at that time, and with her artistic inclinations, carried this talent through the ages to the beautiful countryside of the Carolinas. And look what we have: a most enchanting symbol of a more wondrous era of voluptuous beauty that heralded the coming of the Baroque and the Rococo. This is probably, right now, my most enchanting design. Take a look and tell me if you agree.


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