I featured this necklace three years ago. Its stringing design is quite conventional, excepting that the beadalon goes down through the focal, the three accent beads below it, used a 2.5mm faceted chinese bead through-strung as a stop, then went back up the ‘dangle’ (i.e. the focal and the three accents below and the one above) before continuing on its merry way to the other end.
Unfortunately, the tiny faceted gold bead that acted as a stopper (thereby keeping the hole piece from falling apart)...broke.
So did the necklace.
But only in the sense that it started to fall apart; the beadalon was still in excellent condition.
Necklace: measures 15" from tip to clasp; opening, 22"; focal, 1.5". Glass, stone, gold-filled & basemetal, beadalon. sony A7c, sony 90mm macro lens, godox flash, 6nov2023; f/5.6 1/160s, ISO 50; cropped in gimp.
I subbed in a layered dottie in the three bead “tassel” below the focal to replace the lost bead, but rather than re-stringing the entire piece, merely attached a gallery wrapped dangle to the bottom to hold the piece together.
Obverse. sony A7c, sony 90mm macro lens, godox flash, 6nov2023; f/5.6 1/160s, ISO 50; cropped in gimp
For such a simple repair, I'm kind of embarrassed to admit that this thing sat on my stringing table for months. And of course at some point the beadalon will break, and then I guess I will, as my friend Tech says, have to re-evaluate my life choices;)
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