Venetian and Vintage Crystal Necklace
Gail Be, American, United States, 2002
Venetian 24kt Deep Red Beads, Vintage Siam AB Swarovski Crystal, Metal Findings, Accuflex
Gail traveled to Italy and handpicked each of the 24kt beads from a fourth generation Venetian owned factory. Each bead is still being individually handmade by craftswomen using the same recipe for over 800 years.
The vintage Swarovski crystal beads are in pristine condition and were manufactured in Austria between 1920 - 1938 and 1945 - 1954. To prove their authenticity, Be has the honor of taking them directly from their original packages.
The deep red color reminds me of Valentine's Day. I mixed a number of distinctive shapes to give it a 1920's Art Deco look and feel. This necklace exudes PASSION and Sensuality because the red is so rich and so deep. I call it Venus because this is a Woe--Man's necklace, sensual, mature and beautiful. This needs to be worn when your attitude is "You Mean Business" because it is powerful.