My friend saw the white stripe Sterling silver bracelet and fell in love. She loved the sparkle and versatile look, but wasn't so sure about the price tag. I explained that there was not a single plain glass bead on the piece - it was all gems and Swarovski crystal. But she still wasn't sure, and asked me to make a more affordable version using silver plated wire and glass beads, which I was happy to do.
Here's the higher quality, sparkling Sterling silver white stripe bracelet:
It has opal quartz, rock crystal, crystal AB Swarovski rounds and opal Swarovski bicones, all arranged in a subtle stripe pattern.
And this is the more affordable version:
As you can see, the beads are more subtle in this one, adding very subtle sparkle. The only difference was in materials: This one has white and clear glass beads in silver plated wire.
And here's a side-by-side of the detail for better comparision:
This is why I'm upgrading - for YOU! I want you to have brilliant, long lasting, eye catching, high quality lovelies. Things that will make you smile and brighten your day. My friend chose the gem-filled version of the bracelet, and spent the rest of the day smiling and playing with it. "I loooove my bracelet!!" was a common refrain for the rest of the day.
Awesome people like her (and you!) deserve real gems, don't you think?