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flower pendant

by Ronni Kappos
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

Flower Power

In the eyes of jewelry designer Ronni Kappos, German glass beads manufactured meticulously prior to World War II possess a quality unmatched by contemporary makers. The artist's tremendous devotion to these vintage remnants, their history, and their striking, saturated shades, informs all of her daring, geometric compositions, such as this flower-inspired necklace. In this multi-colored piece, beads of black, emerald-green, saffron, and turquoise bloom in an intriguingly asymmetrical circle. To give this piece a daring and unconventional touch, the unobtrusive nylon thread "chain" is punctuated by a single, icy-blue bead. Ronni treasures the characteristic variations in the beads' color and shape, and as a result, each one-of-a-kind wearable sculpture is limited to just a few iterations. Handmade in California.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
23170
Made from
nylon cord, German vintage glass beads, 14k gold filled findings
Measurements
Pendant: 1.25" L x 1" W; Nylon Cord: 16" L
Notes
Nylon cord is strong, but it can deteriorate if it gets wet a lot. Please no showering or swimming with jewelry.
Do not bunch up pieces. Lay flat or on a hook.
Vintage glass can break if dropped on a hard surface. Please be careful when taking on or off.
  • the maker

Ronni Kappos

Ronni Kappos grew up in Los Angeles with her identical twin sister. She studied Art History at the UC Santa Cruz and then started making her own jewelry. She first fell in love with vintage beads when she picked up a few of them at a local bead store. Over the next few years, she amassed a vast collection of beads by fastidiously tracking sources and researching the many types of glass. She built a loyal clientele for her jewelry, first in Los Angeles, and then across the United States. Now she also sells jewelry in Japan, Europe, and Australia. Ronni has been working full time on her line since September 2002.

Ronni's singular approach to design stems from a commitment to her materials; German beads from the early part of the century yielded elegant, simple shapes in a rich palette of colors that are not available in contemporary beads. Ronni brings endless variation to these beads, developing hundreds of styles over the years, ranging from austere and minimal pieces to ornate, elaborate constructions. Some of her work is thematic, referring visually to Egyptian motifs (current season), molecules, candy, or collars and neckties. She is influenced by architecture and modern art. collection

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FLOWER PENDANT
 
4.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Unique (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Everyday (3)
  • Office (3)

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4.0

lively neckless

By 

from Boston MA

About Me Comfort-Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dress Up or Down
    • Going Out
    • Office

    Comments about FLOWER PENDANT:

    Grwat summer neckless

    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Wife
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Mother’s Day

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    4.0

    Cool and funky

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    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Length
    • Meaningful
    • Pretty
    • Unique
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Office

      Comments about FLOWER PENDANT:

      Great for everyday and business casual. Unique and cool.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Order took ~10days by standard shipping.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Wife
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

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      4.0

      Striking!

      By 

      from Indianola, IA

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Length
      • Good Quality
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Going Out

        Comments about FLOWER PENDANT:

        Very unusual and eye-catching! Noticed and commented on by many!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        love

        By 

        from nj

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Unique And Delicate

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dress Up or Down
          • Everyday
          • Office

          Comments about FLOWER PENDANT:

          So many compliments on the first day!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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