These I've had for awhile, these are my personal pair. These are black AB crystals with round sterling silver accent beads. These are hand formed as well, not heated and quenched, but with a patina. When trying out a new design, I always make a pair for myself, as a test product. I try out different working techniques and I wear them to test for wearability, style and design. If all three are a go, I make more.