This sterling silver skull bead bead features a three-dimensional detail and a hollow design, making it lightweight and comfortable to wear. The open design highlights the eye sockets and nose opening while allowing your cord or chain to slightly peek through, providing interesting design possibilities especially when using colorful cord or contrasting metal colors. The side-drilled hole makes the bead an ideal addition to necklace or bracelet designs; a second side-drilled hole that is behind the teeth (approximately 1.2mm) allows you to unite two strands for a custom look. Add this bead to a straight-leg ear wire before finishing the end of the wire by shaping it into a loop to accept drops or dangles. This bead presents a smooth bright finish.