I have met the artist who created this intricately beautiful, handmade glass bead. She is a truly creative spirit who talks about her work with such enthusiasm and energy, that she seems to have trouble parting with her beautiful creations. Fortunately for me, I meet her at a show in upstate New York just about every year and find her work mesmerizing and never leave without a few pieces. This glass ball of swirls and patterns, called my name. I love it! I love the look of it which is raw and yet,somehow very elegant. I love the texture. I love the size, the weight and the energy of the piece and felt it only needed a bit of textured silver, in the way of two sterling beads, to be a complete fashion accessory. And so, here it is on a lovely, liquid, sterling silver chain, taking a step towards unique fashion and fabulous fun! Thank you Sheila for your amazing glass work talents. See you again in a few weeks... Keep an eye out for more handmade glass designs at EarthWhorls coming this winter and spring! Length 16 1/2"