Michelle Jameson, Navajo - Sterling Silver
Michelle Jameson, Navajo
Paula says - "Hand made sterling silver beads of this weight and quality are getting harder and harder to find. Each bead is hand drawn, smooth, punched for holes, soldered, antiqued, polished, and strung on chain."
7 mm handmade antiqued satin finish beads strung on chain.
Sterling silver hook and loop.
19 1/2 inches long end to end, strung on chain.
100% solid silver won't tarnish but it is too soft to use for making jewelry - it could easily be scratched, dented and bent. Sterling silver has a small amount of one or more other metals usually copper, added to the silver. To be called sterling silver, the alloy must contain at least 92.5% pure silver. Sterling silver alloy is harder than pure silver but the added metals also can cause discoloration or tarnish.