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glass initial necklace

by Jenny Gaynor
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Letter Pressed

Handcrafted charms as unique as you are: artist Jenny Gaynor hand stamps brass molds into small pools of molten glass using traditional Muranese lampworking techniques, with no two pendants hardening alike. A perfect way to wear your initial or that of a loved one or child. Sterling silver chain sparkles with semi-precious gems. Made in Los Angeles.

Choose from pink (rainbow moonstone), mint (peridot) or blue (aquamarine). Letters available in all colors.

Due to the slight difference in sizes among types of gemstones, the number of gemstones varies for each color. Mint has 60 stones, pink has 54 and blue has 56. This is to ensure that the stones are distributed evenly on the 18" chain.

Click here to see letter a, letter b, or letter c.

Because of the custom-made nature of this item, all sales are final. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. Please select economy service as your shipping option, when ordering.

To Order:
Select the initial and color you would like from the drop down menu, click add to basket, and place your order. A member of our team will call and/or email to confirm the letter and color and finalize the order.

Click here to see each letter:
a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, o, p, q, r, s, t, u, v, w, x, y, z.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
19425
Made from
brass, sterling silver, glass, semi precious stones, 24kt gold-filled chain
Measurements
Pendant: .75" dia., Chain: 18" L
Notes
sterling silver weight:.4 oz
  • the maker
Jenny Gaynor

Jenny Gaynor

Jenny Gaynor, a Los Angeles-based artist known for her airy, almost ethereal glass creations seeks to provide meaning to the things we touch everyday, thus creating handmade pieces of jewelry and art. Using her exceptional skills deriving from years of training under world-renown glass artists in Murano, Italy, Gaynor's vision to defeat redundancy has made her succeed in creating something that is truly unique.

Gaynor began working with glass in 1999 at Tulane University in New Orleans and got her Masters in Art Therapy at Southern Illinois University. She broadened her skills from glassblowing to lampworking, and with an insatiable desire to improve her proficiency, Gaynor spent several summers in Murano, Italy studying with the masters at the Abate Zanetti School of Glass and at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, New York.

In 2003 Jenny used her art therapy background to develop a children's program while in Murano. The program is still part of the annual curriculum at the Abate Zanetti School of Glass today. The marriage of her background as an art therapist and glass artist is beautifully portrayed in the use of symbolism in her art.

Gaynor's past accomplishments also include production glass blowing for Nuance Glass Studio in New Orleans, LA and Third Degree Glass Factory in St. Louis, MO where she also spent two years teaching glassblowing and lampworking.

Gaynor's vision is conveyed through the transparent quality of the glass medium itself. She fabricates all the glass components on her torch using the traditional Muranese lampworking technique and combines them with sparkling semi-precious gemstones. Whether in her lampwork jewelry or newly introduced custom photo transfer vases, her final products are a whimsical, charming, truly one of a kind piece of art.

All pieces are created by hand in Jenny's studio in Los Angeles, California. collection

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GLASS INITIAL NECKLACE
 
4.3

(based on 7 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (5)
  • Unique (5)
  • Pretty (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (6)
  • Going out (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (5)

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4.0

Lovely but delicate

By 

from California

Pros

  • Pretty
  • Unique

Cons

  • Too Delicate

Best Uses

  • Dress Up or Down
  • Everyday
  • Going Out
  • Office

Comments about GLASS INITIAL NECKLACE:

This artist makes wonderful items with beautiful glass and gems. I have purchased about a dozen of her items as gifts for others. I've had a couple of challenges: the chains are delicate and do break easily, and if you're looking for perfect detail and symmetry, these are not the products for you. Sometimes the way her pendants are attached to the necklaces does not hold well, either. Each product is handmade, so there are variations in glass, gems, etc. If you order two of the same item, they may look surprisingly different.

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

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1.0

Disappointed

By 

from Dyersburg, Tennessee

About Me Classic

Pros

  • Good Quality

Cons

  • Too Delicate
  • Too Short

Best Uses

  • Everyday

Comments about GLASS INITIAL NECKLACE:

This necklace pendant is very small. The glass pendant is about the size of a nickel. Ok for a child but gave to grown daughter and much to small. Very disappointed. This is second time to write review and has never been posted. I guess only post positive reviews.

Service and delivery comments:

This did arrive in good condition

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Other
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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5.0

A beautiful necklace!

By 

from Ulysses, Kansas

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Length
  • Good Quality
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about GLASS INITIAL NECKLACE:

    I bought the necklace for my fiancee because I wanted something unique. It was very nice and she loved it. I would like to find some earrings to go with them. I would recommend this necklace to anyone.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Absolutely Stunning!

    By 

    from Silver Spring, MD

    About Me Career, Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Elegant
    • Good Quality
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Going Out

      Comments about GLASS INITIAL NECKLACE:

      I bought this for my granddaughter's 11th Birthday. She is an Irish beauty heading into Middle School and loves the color "green." When I saw this necklace I fell in love with it and it was well worth the wait for Jenny Garner (artist) to complete. My granddaughter was overjoyed to receive it. Thank you.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Looks like candy!

      By 

      from Miami, FL

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            Comments about GLASS INITIAL NECKLACE:

            This is a beautiful handcrafted necklace. Item arrived as pictured and looks even more stunning in person. I've gotten lots of compliments already. It has beautiful stones around the entire necklace which gives it a very elegant look.

            Service and delivery comments:

            This item arrived promptly.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            beautiful and uncommon

            By 

            from san Diego

            About Me Career

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Pretty
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about GLASS INITIAL NECKLACE:

              Wish they came with each month's gemstone. I would buy one for each grandchild.

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              5.0

              beautiful and unique

              By 

              from DC

              About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Length
              • Good Quality
              • Meaningful
              • Pretty
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dress Up or Down
                • Everyday
                • Going Out
                • Office

                Comments about GLASS INITIAL NECKLACE:

                These necklaces are so lovely and of course unique since they are your own initial.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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