Beauty and the Beads
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 necklace. In this limited edition multi-colored piece, the black, brown, and icy-blue beads represent delicate lotus petals punctuated by stamens tipped with deep, saffron-colored 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.