Love Sputnik Hill Tribes Sterling Silver Garnet Bead Pendant
Yes, I said "Love Sputnik." That's what this bead reminds me of - the Sputnik. Immensely cool and beautiful, and handmade by the Hill Tribes people in Thailand. The surface is "granulated" - and each tiny drop of silver was painstakingly placed by hand. Tiny round garnet cabochons are set on the surface. The bead is darkened (oxidized) and then buffed and polished (for like, a REALLY long time) to bring out the bright silver highlights. The bead measures 14mm or 1/2 inch around. Hangs from an oxidized fine sterling chain in your choice of 16, 18, 20, 22 or 24 inches in length, finished with a lobster clasp.