|Robin Mollicone uses antique Italian hand made beads from the 1800's. She threads each bead one-by-one -- yes, she has the patience of a monk and we all love her the more for it because she is willing to make this beautiful, delicate and precious jewelry. I am sure Robin is enlightened when she is threading beads! This piece is a five strand necklace, the shortest strand measures 16 3/4". It is made of handmade glass beads in orchid, teal, cherry, jadeite and turquoise with 18k gold charms (three of them) and bead accents and a 14k gold clasp.