Jewelry : Hand crafted silver bead necklace : Jeffrey Nelson : NAJ-N43
Navajo Artist Jeffrey Nelson created this gorgeous 25" Sterling Silver hand made silver beaded necklace. Beads graduate in size from 3/8" to 3/4".
There are many steps involved in making silver beads by hand. Each bead starts out as a flat silver disk which is then molded into the correct shape. Two halves are put together and carefully soldered together. The beads are put through several washes, and then polished, strung, and polished again. It's a very intensive labor of love.