Thank you so much, kind ladies. I had to literally force myself to take that bracelet off and out of my hands and get it shipped!!
DK, the links of the chain had very fine joints which were opened and bails inserted - them joints closed. No soldering involved here.
Yes, Karin - this would be a great bracelet with SS pearls as well, although more expensive, of course....but less than an SSP strand bracelet.
I was also thinking a necklace of this design, maybe with a wee bit smaller pearls, say 10 mm would also look fantastic, wouldn't it?