Thank you for your interest in Friends Gallery featuring Lisa Carlson Beads. Each of my pieces is unique. All beads are glass from such varied places as China, Czech Republic, Switzerland, India, and others. Some are pressed, some are faceted, and some have a special coating that reflects light in ways that defy description. Many are lined with silver, copper, or gold that make the beads sparkle and shimmer. They are strung on nylon covered 49 strand stainless steel for strength and “drapability”. The toggle clasps are various metals: silver-plate, nickel-free pewter, copper, and Tibetan silver. A lot of the beads I’ve used I will never find again. They often take on a harmony of their own that is unexpected. I specialize in sparkle, color, and unusual shapes. A little piece of my personality is in every creation so when you buy my jewelry, I feel a special joyous piece of me goes with you.