This sterling silver saucer bead is corrugated and has a satin finish and is oxidized at both hole ends, leaving a matte white band around the circumference of the bead. Strung together or as components on drop or dangle designs, these beads create a rich, dimensonal look. Use the bead to separate larger stone or metal beads, or string multiples together to create textured strands. Saucer beads have a flattened, elliptical shape and are rounded around the circumference of the bead; this shape is ideal as a spacer between other strung elements.
• Bead sizes and hole sizes are approximate and may vary slightly from bead to bead.
• 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.