Goldstone Pearl Triple-Strand
Created by Ricky Bernstein
This triple-strand necklace is made from the artist's hand-blown glass beads with Swarovski crystal accent beads and fresh water cultured pearls. The metal accent beads are a 14k gold vermeil over sterling, as is the clasp. They will not tarnish with age. The goldstone collection beads beads are rolled in a fine gold dust several times during the hot-glass process then covered with a layer of clear glass to encase the gold flecks. This provides a lustrous, sparkling effect to the overall appearance of the piece. If the glass beads become slightly dull, just clean with a soft hand-towel or polishing cloth. Triple-strand necklaces may be easily twisted from either end while in hand for a sophisticated braided look or unraveled for a relaxed and more casual appearance.