ELAINE HYDE
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CORAL REEF PERFUME BOTTLES

 

 

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The inspiration for these vessels came from my introduction to scuba diving in the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean. I have tried to capture the colors and magic of the glorious underwater world in each piece. Every bottle is varied and unique.
The solid glass base is hot worked with the colors formed in layers from the core to the outside surface. The stoppers are formed over the glass with wax which are then cast in the lost wax technique. The patterns are from actual beach shells found during my travels to tropical destinations. Tops are sterling silver under 24 karat gold plating. All pearls used are cultured. Coral and shells used are found not harvested. A very limited quantity is available as the material is natural.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 1994 when I first started making coral reef perfumes the oceans were much healthier.
In the last 30 years the coral population has decreased by 50 percent. I will no longer make these pieces with natural coral.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All designs copyright © 2000-2017 Elaine Hyde

 

 

 

 

PRICES FOR CORAL REEF PERFUMES ARE $750 TO $950

 

 

 

 

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