We discovered these stunning African glass beads quite unexpectedly this spring, their sumptuous matte finish and subtle hues caught our eye right away (on our way out the door, actually) and are unlike any others we've seen before. Though they appeared in a few preliminary designs in recent months in the studio, it wasn't until we brought home this gorgeously-carved vintage mother-of-pearl buckle from a favorite flea market a few weeks ago that we knew which design was meant to be. Such a statement without overwhelming, the five strands stay together (just as they were found!) and are enhanced only by a simple vintage hammered silver bead here and there, clasped by the floral buckle in all its luminescent beauty. Wear as you please, letting the pop of pale pink show, or perhaps the forest green and periwinkle-ish blue be the main event. No matter, the flattering 27" length is stunning and stylish.