Carola Eckrodt is a jewelry designer from Germany. At the core of her creative process, Carola uses glass, acrylic and lucite that is special ordered through master artisans along with stainless steel and aluminum parts. Only high grade materials are incorporated in her pieces to give them an exceptionally long life. Her metals are treated through exolation - a bath in which the parts are dipped to lock the surface and protect against scaring - and then thickly plated in silver, rhodium and 24-karat gold. Swarovski crystals are added to bring some glamour to the mix.