Elizabeth Johnson Art Glass, LLC Logo

Winterberry and Ice Spear Necklace with Swarovski Crystals on Sterling Silver

Winterberry and Swarovski Ice Spear Necklace with Swarovski Crystals
on Sterling Silver

This winter-themed necklace was made by Elizabeth Johnson and features her handmade glass berries. It includes forty red Pepperberries interspaced with clear Swarovski Crystals, all surrounding a Swarovski Crystal Spear. The remainder of the necklace is made up of clear crystal rondelles in graduated sizes. For strength the necklace is constructed on 49-strand beading wire plated with sterling silver, double-crimped with sterling silver crimp beads and fastened with a sterling silver clasp. The overall length is 17 inches.

To clean this necklace, wet your hands and lather them with a little liquid hand soap. Use your fingers to distribute the suds over the beads, then rinse very thoroughly to remove all soap traces from inside the beadholes. Pat dry on a clean terrycloth towel.

The sterling silver portions may be cleaned with a silver polishing cloth, or with a q-tip dipped in commonly-available red jewelry-cleaning solution and a soft toothbrush. Again make sure to rinse the necklace very, very thoroughly to neutralize and remove any traces of the cleaning fluid from all crevices and beadholes, then pat the necklace dry with a soft cloth.

Image by Elizabeth Johnson, January 28, 2014

Follow Me on Pinterest Elizabeth Johnson Art Glass, LLC 
Elizabeth Johnson Art Glass, LLC on Facebook