About the Jewelry

p-385-frozen_waves_necklace72.jpgFrom classic elegance to suburban chic, Patricia Tyser Carberry presents ever-evolving jewelry designs in multiple styles and color choices.

Each handcrafted piece is designed and created by Patricia Tyser Carberry, who gives meticulous care and attention to all details. Patricia crafts her own beads using the ancient technique of lampworking. Designs feature high quality semiprecious stones, Swarovski crystals, mineral fossils, silver from Bali and Thailand, and freshwater pearls.

The personal attention of Patricia Tyser Carberry to every aspect of the design process allows for individualized service,  exclusiveness of the jewelry, and life-long relationships with our clients worldwide.

Patricia Tyser Carberry’s jewelry is available in select retail stores throughout the USA.

If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase for any reason, simply return your purchase to us within 30 days of shipping date for exchange or refund.

About Materials
Color, dimension, texture and quality are key elements, essential to the appeal of our designs. We therefore carefully select and incorporate only the finest materials available.

What is ‘Lampwork Glass’?
Lampworking is a centuries-old technique still used throughout the world and seen in many jewelry designs of today.

Patricia melts glass in an oxygen propane flame at temperatures in excess of 2000° F. Then they are individually torch-blown or kiln-fused and properly kiln-annealed for five hours or more. Annealing the beads makes them hard as rocks; durable for everyday wear with long lasting, heirloom quality.

Watch Patricia’s Video demonstration:

Dichroic glass has multiple micro-layers of metal oxides which gives the glass dichroic optical properties. Multiple ultra-thin layers of different metals (gold, silver), metal oxides (titanium, chromium, aluminium, zirconium, magnesium) and silica are vaporized by an electron beam in a vacuum chamber. The coating that is created is very similar to a gemstone and, by careful control of thickness, different colors are obtained.

Silver-infused glass: There are essentially two types of silver glass: reducing and striking. ‘Reducing’ produces beautiful iridescence while ‘striking’ yields most of the color spectrum.

The stones we use: Many people are taken aback by the beauty of the gemstones and crystals we use in our designs. Be assured that all our precious & semi-precious gemstones, cabochons and beads, as well as crystal clusters, freshwater pearls, fossils and other non-traditional stones are GENUINE, unless otherwise specified.

Measuring Info

How to measure your wrist for a bracelet

To determine your wrist measurement, simply measure your wrist around the widest part of the wrist bone with a soft flexible measuring tape. The tape should be wrapped around the bone and pulled snug, but not too tight. Measurements should be given in inches. Ex: 6-1/2″.

From this measurement, the designer will add any additional length to the bracelet necessary for the clasp and will counter for the size of the beads in the design you have chosen.

Avoid Resizing Charges
As a courtesy to our customers, we offer to restring most bracelet and necklace designs should you desire a larger or smaller size on a complimentary basis at the time of the order. Once the order has been processed and shipped additional resizing is available for a nominal fee.

What if this is for a gift?
We highly recommend you borrow your friend’s watch or bracelet and measure it for an approximate fit before you place an order. We understand that you may wish this to be a surprise, however please keep in mind that it takes the same amount of time to restring a design as it does to put it together the first time. Often, it takes longer if we have to re-design the piece in order to adjust for extra length.

Standard Resizing/Re-stringing Fees:
Bracelet, Single Strand: $15
Bracelet, Double Strand: $20
Bracelet, Triple Strand: $25

Necklace, Single and Double Strand: $1.50 per inch plus the cost of any additional materials.