Featuring a huge (1" wide) oval red Bali bead with hammered silver-toned carved bead caps, plus assorted carved silver, red and black beads, the necklace is 18" on a stainless steel wire with 100% colorfast black vinyl coating. The imitation rhodium-finished steel magnetic barrel clasp closes easily and stays secure.
The large Bali bead is substantial, and it makes you want to touch it. The beads are handmade by artists in Bali. Many techniques and patterns have been passed down from generation to generation, and new elements continue to be added as the modern Bali artists hone their skills. To create a piece, the artist applies granulation (silver dots) and wires in detailed patterns that are further enhanced by an oxidation process.