LUSTROUS LOVE 2, here is a STUNNING ONE of a KIND ARTISAN CREATION! This Necklace is created with Hundreds of TINY ANTIQUE FRENCH DIAMOND CUT STEEL BEADS. These STEEL BEADS were made Smooth and Round but I prefer using the STEEL BEADS that are DIAMOND CUT as opposed to SMOOTH because they REFLECT more LIGHT off the BEADS. These BEADS have become very POPULAR and EXPENSIVE to buy because they are widely used by JEWELRY ARTIST who use them to make Assemblage Jewelry with them. And since they are Very Old and there is a limited supply of them available this drives up the price of purchasing them. I only use the Best Quality and COMPLETELY CLEAN STEEL BEADS. I pick through them and take out any BEAD that is not PERFECT! These TINY BEADS were used during the 1800,s to create an Amazing Industry in FRANCE using these BEAUTIFUL BEADS to make LOVELY SMALL SHIMMERING EVENING BAGS as well as BEAUTIFUL DELICATE JEWELRY like Dangling Earrings. Originally the Beads were made in many different COLORS but I LOVE the SUBTLE SPARKLE of the PALE GREY STEEL. When I begin a Necklace I measure out carefully 2 inch SECTIONS of the STEEL BEADS and then place a CULTURED KASUMI PEARL between each 2 inch SECTION of the STEEL BEADS and this is the pattern that runs throughout the whole Necklace. There are 52 KASUMI PEARLS in the Necklace. This Necklace is EXTRA LONG measuring with its CLASP 131 inches, I think this is the longest ONE I have done so far. The KASUMI PEARLS run through the Necklace are BAROQUE in Shape and vary from a WRINKLY to SMOOTH TEXTURE that KASUMI PEARLS are known for. This WRINKLY TEXTURE is a Natural Growth Pattern occurring in the PEARLS and this is not considered a FLAW but is the UNIQUE CHARM of the PEARLS. Each PEARL is a UNIQUE, One of a Kind PEARL. The PEARLS vary in size from 9MM-15MM. I carefully place the PEARLS in the Necklace Design so that the SIZES vary throughout Necklace. I keep checking the position of each PEARL by trying the Necklace on repeatedly and moving Pearls around and redoing areas to get just the right positioning that I think looks the best in the Necklace. This is quite time consuming and each Necklace is a TRUE Work of ART. It takes many strands of KASUMI PEARLS in order to get all the VARIATION of SIZE, SHAPES and COLORS in the DESIGN of this Necklace. These PEARLS have a WONDERFUL GLOWING LUSTRE to them as you can see in the PHOTOS. The COLORS in the PEARLS are RAINBOW COLORS, Cream, Bronze, Pink, Copper, Lavender, Apricot, Gold, Purple, White and a few others. All the connecting pieces in the Necklace are OXIDIZED DARK STERLING SILVER. The CLASP is a RECAST VICTORIAN STERLING SILVER SHEPHERDS HOOK with an OVAL STERLING CONNECTOR. The NECKLACE ends near the CLASP has altogether 6 STERLING SILVER RONDELL BEADS and 6 RHINESTONE BEADS. The NECKLACE is strung on Very STRONG BEADING WIRE that is made from Multiple Strands of Steel Threads that are encased in a CLEAR SHEATH. The ENDS of the Necklace are strung thru a STERLING SILVER U-SHAPED WIRE PROTECTOR that keeps the WIRE from continually rubbing in one place. The ends are then looped over and CLAMPED DOWN TIGHT with 6 STERLING HEAVY CLAMPS that are then covered with 6 STERLING SILVER ROUND BEAD COVERS that give the NECKLACE a finished appearance. All these DETAILS make for a Very Well Made NECKLACE, Made to LAST. While these STERLING SILVER Connectors are not Stamped for STERLING SILVER they all Test as STERLING SILVER. I have shown a couple of different ways this Necklace can be STYLED but you will have FUN trying New Ways that it can be worn because of the EXTRA LONG length of this NECKLACE! And while this Necklace CLEARLY can STAND ALONE it would also be Wonderful with some type of PENDANT hanging from it. If you LOVE PEARLS this is a GORGEOUS PEARL NECKLACE that TRULY MAKES a WOW STATEMENT! I offer GENEROUS LAYAWAY TERMS to my buyers. Thanks for visiting FRENCHEVANGELINEROSE on RUBY LANE!
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