Gold Bracelet with Artisan Lampwork with African Recycled Glass

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Gold Bracelet with Artisan Lampwork with African Recycled Glass -  My first love in jewelry design was artisan lampwork beads.  These handmade beads (by A Beaded Gift) are so fabulous - each bead is slightly different from the next. These beads remind me of batik fabric (my mother is a fabulous quilter), so I tried to give them justice. Splashes of black and deep blue, along with a lovely, soft, matte finish, give these beads a Tribal feel. I paired the beads with African recycled glass disc beads in a translucent blue, along with gold filled beads and brass findings.

The adjustable  bracelet measures approximately 8" in length, which includes a 1" extender chain, and fastens securely with a lobster clasp into any of the links in the chain.  A brass butterfly charm, a faceted Swarovski Crystal, and brass wavy discs have been wired to the last link in the chain.

Metals used in this bracelet include Gold Filled Lobster Clasp, Chain, and Beads; and, Brass  Star Charm and Wavy Spacer Beads.

Jewelry is made using traditional metalworking techniques, including soldering, filing, sanding, texturing, polishing, and tumbling in my home studio. Jewelry comes wrapped in a cotton-lined gift box and ships quickly. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Gold Filled vs. Gold Plated:  Not the same!  The amount of gold used in gold plated (GP) jewelry is less than .05%.  The gold is electro-plated to the base metal alloy (usually jeweler's brass). One tiny scratch on plated metal can expose the base metal.  The amount of gold used in Gold Filled (GF) jewelry is 100% more than Gold Plated - 5%.  The base metal alloy is literally sandwiched between two layers of gold. As long as one takes care of their GF jewelry, it can last a lifetime. To clean, without scratching it, use an untreated cloth or mild soapy water. Do not scrub the piece.

*****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************NOTE: 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this jewelry will be donated to Miracle Horse Rescue, a 501(c)3 Non Profit Organization. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for supporting handmade!