TESS DESIGNS by Tess Sholom Runway Piece for Bill Blass Black and Silver Tone Torsade Necklace is a classic stunner. Six strands of black glass beads go into a molded glass and Lucite stoned modernist closure that is meant to be worn to the side. It measures approximately 14 1/2 inches closed. Signed on the back with a rapidograph TESS DESIGNS, one of this is in a museum collection. She was famed for doing 7th Avenue Runway designs for several of the major designers of her day.