Simply Stackables by Ashlyn Design
Now that I’m really getting into making European Charm Beads (aka “big-hole beads”) I wanted to be able to offer them in a finished jewelry style that would give my customers a fresh and more versatile way to use them. What did I come up with? A long necklace featuring several of my lampwork glass beads that can be mixed and matched to suit any wardrobe!
I’m calling this new collection “Simply Stackables” and am having so much fun creating these. The best part is that you can easily slide off the beads and put new ones on, in any configuration you like. Plus, the same beads can also be used on any European Charm bracelet, such as Pandora and Troll brands. I can’t say that I invented this design, as I’ve seen similar versions over the years, but I gave it my own twist and have a few more other neat ideas coming out soon. Here is what the basic design looks like:
To make these as affordable as possible, I didn’t core the big-hole beads (or BHBs) with sterling silver tubing and used other metals like brass with a beautiful antique patina. But if the customer would like to upgrade their necklace to have sterling silver chain, fine silver charms and BHBs with a core of silver, brass, or copper for a dressier look, I can do that too (I love the challenge of custom orders!).