The warm, rich amber colour of the vintage Czech glass oval cabochon, and matching Swarovski crystal beads and West German crystal pendant is known as 'Madeira topaz.'
The cabochon is pressed glass, moulded with flowing ridges in a design that simply insists it's art nouveau.
The stone is encircled by jet black Swarovski crystal rhinestone chain, against the bold gold background of a vintage gold plate filigree.
The West German pendant is enveloped in an equally high-quality cone of gold-plate filigree, and suspended below the larger centrepiece.
I've also used matte black seed beads and contemporary Swarovski Indian red 4mm crystal bicone beads to pull the pendant together.
The finished pendant is roughly 50mm (2") wide by 110mm long (4-1/2").
PLEASE NOTE: These pendants are literally unique: one-of-a-kind; and are made by a process I am dis-inclined (is that a word?) to share with anyone. This is NOT an item that every Thomasina, Dickea and Harriette will be able to buy from numerous vendors on That Auction Site. If you are looking for the truly different, you've just found it.
The pendant is suspended from 18" of vintage madeira crystal and matte black seed beads.
As intoxicating as Napoleon brandy, the pendant and the necklace could only come from SPARKLE PLENTY.
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