Re: Alternatives to Silver Chain
Some of the silver plated stock out there is really impressive. If you want to stay with sterling you might try filling in the length of a piece with seed bead, pony beads, mixed media, whatever will compliment the lampwork piece, then just put a smallish amount of sterling wire close to the clasp, so as to give the option of making the piece longer or shorter. I have also seen some lampworkers now displaying a pendant on a sterling chain, but pricing the piece without the chain being included - a little sign was made saying sterling chains were not included, but may be purchased at an additional price. Hope that helps.