This piece, made up primarily of glass, a seashell, and a Tibetan antique silver pendant, is strung on a suede jewelry cord. The beads vary from being faceted to smooth or bubbled glass and/or flat glass used as spacers. One is threaded with a narrow red glass line, which defines the curve of the bead. Patterned metal beads, and a few with paint on their surface, add interest and at the same time, act as spacers, as they are smaller than their adjacent beads.
Most dominant in appearance is the antique Tibetan silver basket / cage pendant. Silver rod-like tassels flutter beneath it and light shines off its surface. Its subject mirrors the Chinese tradition of children and ladies keeping caged insects as a sort of pet. The construction of the bracelet is contemporary, although the design is early 19th century, stylistically. It is small and beautiful, and truly a memorable work of art.