I have always liked the simplicity of these silver beads as shown in the focal bead of this 15.5″ hand made necklace. They are light in weight, probably coin silver with a wash of gold in the design, and they are old, from Yeman but often show up in other areas, with other names. We collected these in Morocco, and for this pretty necklace I have combine antiquity with contemporary design. This silver focal bead is flanked with two handmade elegant lamp work glass Peacock beads, natural horn beads, prayer beads from Nepal and, in the style of the old Moroccan necklaces of the 19th century, two bundles of mixed beads, including sterling silver, African trade beads and African Baule brass. It is finished with recovered black vulcanite, used extensively in Africa, and I’ve added a fine bronze hook clasp.