Finished length 18“.
Features one of my larger, shaped lampwork glass beads, strung on SoftFlex wire with matching complimentary beads. Sterling clasp and accent beads. These beads are pressed in tools specifically designed for the purpose, and then decorated once formed to desired shape.
BEAD JEWELRY (Necklaces & Bracelets)
I use 104 COE glass for all my beads - Effetre (formerly Moretti), Lausha, Messy, and assorted silver reactives like TAG and Double Helix. I work on either a GTT Lynx or a Nortel Minor torch and use either my Arrow Springs A-18 kiln or my Toolbox kiln to digitally anneal every bead. Unless specifically noted, all findings (the little metal parts) are Sterling or Argentium silver. With beads I “string”, I use a plastic-coated multi-strand steel cable to ensure strength and durability. (I usually use SoftFlex or an equivalent product.) If I use a pre-made necklace chain, it is Sterling or Argentium. I often make my own “chains” using Argentium wire with beads. On some of my choker styles, I use pre-made multi wire necklace pieces (steel push & twist clasp), or rubber coated color coated steel cable with Sterling end caps & clasp.