This sterling silver link bracelet features nine beaded, rope-edged 4-prong cabochon mountings alternating with domed, beaded flower accent links. The bracelet is oxidized to highlight the design details and is finished with a fold-over clasp. Cabochon mountings feature a flat, sometime open base, and raised edges with two to four prongs that hold the cabochon securely in place. Set one 6 x 4 oval cabochon in each mounting, then burnish the prongs over the stone to secure it in place. Create a classic, monochromatic look with one color for all nine stones, or use different shades of the same color or a create a multi-color design.
• IMPORTANT: Sterling silver is an alloy containing metals that react with chemicals found in air and produce tarnish; high moisture levels, exposure to sunlight and contaminants such as salt water increase this reaction. Take steps to protect your sterling findings by keeping them in airtight packages, use tarnish-resistant products (such as tarnish tabs or strips) that absorb harmful chemicals, and store sterling findings in a cool, dry place. Most tarnish is easily removed by polishing with a mild abrasive or soaking in an anti-tarnish solution.