Lovely large green jasper teardrop is the centerpiece on this beautiful necklace. The chain is handmade from annealed steel wire, which I hammered flat, and then formed into links, giving them a banded look. Stone is 7/8 inch long. Chain is 18 inches of steel.
My handmade chains are meticulously put together, piece by piece. I hammer and polish the wire, then shape and cut the links, then connect them and line them up very precisely. It takes many hours to make one of these beautiful chains.
I use annealed steel wire on many of my pieces of jewelry. It has the 'old world' look I love. I love how it feels and sounds, and I love its strength. I sand and polish the wire with paste wax to protect it from rusting, on every piece I make. However, it is not stainless steel, and if it gets wet and is not dried off quickly and thoroughly, it will rust. I highly recommend you not wear these pieces in situations where they are likely to get wet.