Beautiful even with a few flaws
It is hard to see in a picture, but the crystals are not in a clean line around but are a little wavy on this bead. I also noticed there is some black filler where the crystals meet up. These flaws are hardly noticeable and might add character to this hand crafted bead. I still feel like this is a great choice for a focal bead. In my necklace pictured, the following beads were used: (2) 8mm Sterling Silver Trust & Love Enamel Beads, (2) 8.5 x 12mm Jet & Crystal Roundel beads, (2) 12 x 12mm White Tiger Print Roundel Bead w' Crystal Border, (2) Fiber Optic White and Crystal with Silver Grommet Roundel (4.5mm Hole), (2) 12mm Sterling Silver Cubic Zirconia Slider, (1) 14x13.5 Black Onyx and Crystal Bead with Grommet (AB).
I will be trying my first Caspia bracelet and have set out the design with this as my focal bead. The rest will be in silver and AB crystals. I order my supplies in 2 orders since I'm easily prone to sticker shock and need to watch my pennies, especially since this was my first I tried to keep the cost down. I really like the results so maybe next in 3 or 4 orders.