A jewelry designer is no stranger to jewelry re-design. I adore semi - precious stones, and love to wear the stones strung simply, without any other inclusions. About 4 years ago, my husband bought me a string of large sand stones, and also malachite. Months ago, while visiting a friend, her baby just hung on to my sandstone necklace and it broke.. I kept it for a while wondering whether to re-string it or go for a re-design... When I came across these lovely German silver beads with a filigree design, the decision became easier..! So here are my simple sandstone beads re-designed to a more glamorous avatar....