Black and Gray Picasso Jasper Silver Starburst Necklace (BLK-007)
Miriam combined a stunning array of square Black and Gray Picasso with stunning Sterling Silver Starburst beads to create this distinctive necklace. The handmade sterling silver beads with a starburst design create a unique touch to this elegant statement piece. Smaller Gray Zebra and Sterling Silver beads accent the larger stones. The clasp is hammered sterling silver. Picasso Jaspers are opaque stones with natural dark, jagged stripes of black or brown on backgrounds of white, gray, or tan. Some of the stones Miriam chose have a subtle splash of sandy beige twisting through the grey background, which provides a rich texture to the beads. Miriam particularly likes the Picasso Jasper’s random and lightening-like patterns.
- Full length of the necklace is 18 inches, including the sterling silver clasp.
- The Picasso Jaspers are one inch squares and 0.25 inches thick at the center.
- Each sterling silver starburst bead is 0.75 inch square and .0125 inches thick.
- The necklace is strung on a flexible but strong, stainless steel, nylon-coated beading wire.
Can you tell the difference between Zebra and Picasso Jaspers? They are very similar, and often confused. The difference is that the Black Streaks on Picasso Jaspers tend to be very random, while the Zebra Stripes are a thicker and have a grain appearance, and seem to wrap around the stones in a more circular pattern—just like they do on zebras!