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lotus earrings

by Ronni Kappos
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

Good as Gold

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 lotus-inspired earring set. In this golden piece, the beads represent delicate lotus petals punctuated by stamens tipped with metallic beads. 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.

Click to see Ronni's vintage glass Flower Pendant.

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Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
23165
Made from
German vintage glass beads, gold plated copper beads, 14k gold filled findings
Measurements
1.75" L x .875" W
Notes
Please no showering or swimming with this 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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5.0

Customer Service is outstanding!

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from Valencia, CA

About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

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Pros

  • Good Length
  • Good Quality
  • Stunning
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Formal Occasions
    • Night Out

    Comments about LOTUS EARRINGS:

    How would I explain to my daughter in law that the gift (a beautiful pair of earrings) that I had ordered from Uncommon Goods for her Birthday was still in transit, and would she mind waiting until UPS delivers it. My order was shipped on the same day that I placed the order, but got hung up in transit. The next day would be my daughter in law's Birthday and there was a birthday party planned.

    I contacted Uncommongoods customer service number to find out if I could reorder the earrings and pay for next day shipping, then deal with UPS later. A gentleman by the name of Paul answered the phone and I told Paul about the spot I was in, and before I could ask him if I could reorder the earrings, Paul told me that he was terribly sorry for any inconvenience, and that Uncommongoods would reorder the same earrings, that they would be delivered to my daughter in  laws address by the next day, at no cost to me. I was totally caught off guard when Paul told me that.   I told Paul that if I could reach through the phone I would give him a big hug.  

    On the day of my daughter in laws birthday, I asked my son to please call me as soon as a package from Uncommongoods arrived.   I was on pins and needles all morning and was so happy when my son called and told me that a box had arrived from Uncommongoods, and would he like me to open the box? I told him, "yes please". When my son described the earring box was gift wrapped, I had tears in my eyes.  When I originally ordered the earrings, I didn't pay for Gift wrap.  

    A million thank you's for all you did and do.   My daughter in law loved the earrings as I knew she would. 

    Thank you so much,
    Gayle Jenest

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    • Birthday

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    5.0

    Products: Quality Plus!

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    from Valencia, CA

    About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Length
    • Good Quality
    • Stunning
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Formal Occasions

      Comments about LOTUS EARRINGS:

      Uncommon Goods has been added to my "A" list of companies that offer outstanding customer Service. It's wonderful to find a company you can trust, and who truly cares about their customers who purchase their products.

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