E-1521 Frosted Crystal Teardrop
For a short while, Swarovski Crystal -- the famous crystal producers from Austria -- sold these lovely beads that are a combination of frosted glass and their signature crystals. I loved the warm color of these barrel beads and chose to pair them with a sterling silver teardrop, cut from a sheet of sterling silver that I hammered into a steel plate to create the embossed design. I soldered on a wire to create the loop and earwire. Then I wrapped the drop with sterling silver and copper to create a trendy, mixed metal effect. The sterling silver has been oxidized.