In the Middle Ages, opal was considered a stone that could provide great luck because it was believed to possess all the virtues of each gemstone whose color was represented in the color spectrum of the opal. My version of the opal will bring you lots of luck as there are flashes of all the colours of the rainbow in there. This is a bead that will change and flash and sparkle.
My hands made this fire opal bracelet. Each bead measures approximately 14mm. They are connected with sterling silver findings and the bracelet is finished with a beautifully elegant sterling silver toggle clasp. The total length of the bracelet is 8" and this fits a medium size wrist.
Each bead is individually made by me! There is no paint on any of my beads, just glass upon glass upon glass. Each bead is 4 - 8 layers of glass. Around layer 3 I roll the bead in fine silver leaf, then encase it in more glass. When the bead is large I mash it flat so that the silver disperses. This is what gives my beads the shimmering sparkle. This will light up a room and bring you oodles of compliments.
Please remember the jewelry looks larger than life in the pictures which is why it is important to check the size. I have tried to capture the colours as accurately as possible but many monitors vary.