Hard to photograph their lovely luster. The necklace's glass pendant and earrings are bezel set.
The settings are cast using the lost wax method in a signature bronze. Signed Hand-knotted Glass Bead Necklace measures 30 inches long, and may also be worn looped or toggled into a 2-strand necklace. Pendant measures 1 3/8 inches in diameter.
Earrings' cameo measure 3/4 inch, and 2 inches with wire drop. Materials: Bronze, glass beads, hand pressed Bavarian glass cameos, toggle closure. I'm genuinely and delightedly obsessed by the Extasia line, wearing it nearly every day.
It is unique in a world of trying too hard, and always a conversation starter - with both men and women, which I find interesting. Extasia glass cameos and itaglios are handmade in Europe by a small number of artisans using 100 year old techniques;it is a dying art. The beautiful settings are original designs by Stephanie Freydont (now deceased) and her design team.The pieces are set and assembled in their California studio. Note: If you have watched the show Deadwood (dark, explicit, Shakespearian, amazing), there is a LOT of Extasia jewelry. At that time, I Googled the show a lot trying to find out who did the jewelry, but no luck. I became obsessed with cameos.
I stumbled upon Extasia at a museum shop, and it was love at first sight. It wasn't until recently, on their Facebook page, that I found out that Extasia was responsible for the jewelry I'd been swooning over.