Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 23
Rated 2 out of 5 by Shop too much Like the bead not the cord
Cord too long, has way too long chain hanging and quality of leather not the best. Slick and stiff, looks like it may crack with time and frequent wear.
Rated 4 out of 5 by AliJoi5 Such a cool bead!
I LOVE this starburst openwork design. And the turq is a deep blue... glossy and delicious. A nice, weighty bead too. So well made! I've wanted this piece since its debut, but I had just purchased Veronica Benally's spirit bead, and thought one was enough at the time. But I'm so glad I can finally add this piece to my collection! So why only 4 stars... I've never before subtracted a star because of the quality of an accompanying CPJ leather cord, even though I've been less than satisfied in the past, but since the quality hasn't improved, I wanted to make a point here of mentioning it. This cord went straight into the garbagggge. This bead is deserving of so much more... especially for the price. The leather is ok, but it could be thicker. The real problem is the end caps and findings. First of all, the end caps are too large for the cord (or the cord is too thin for the end caps - take your pick). So there is a huge gap between the inner walls of the caps and the cord. There's no way it would hold up over time. And the lobster claw is tiny and inexplicably on upside down (a running theme), making it very difficult to clasp. So please CPJ, improve the quality of the leather cords that accompany your first-class pendants/enhancers. Aside from the cord issue, this piece is a winner!!!
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kiddingme So easy to have been a five
Again I have the aggravation of a product arriving without an invoice. That, QVC, does not encourage me to keep an item. So, 7 or 8 days to get one to me by snail mail? Mail turns around in 3 days. While I am not happy with the service, I have only great things to say about this bead. It is true that the itty bitty lobster claw clasp is akin to cracker jack surprises, and does no credit to the bead, but the end holes accommodate lots of silk, velvet, and better leather cords. While I say that, this cord is included as part of the purchase price so to make use of it, I must find a better claw. what can a larger claw add to 126.00? I have a 16 inch adjustable onyx bead necklace with pierced silver bead stations the same size as the black beads. It is a qvc item of some serious age. It is perfect for the bead. Dresses it up and pushes the bead a bit past western. I'll wear it with a sleeveless v-neck velvet top, silk pajama evening pants, black, of course, a turquoise pashmina, and diamonique line earrings with a small end bead of turquoise, a QVC item
bought decades ago. I'll wear little black velvet slippers and hope there is no snow. I'll add a black trumpet bead clutch with a tiny turquoise flower, and go out to uptown dinner with my husband of 56 years. I will look smashing! Thank you, QVC.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hunybug Love The Bead But Not So Much The Cord
The bead is amazing, but the clasp on the cord makes it almost impossible to use. I've looked for a cord replacement but no luck due to size. Please do something about this clasp so that those of us who have already purchased this amazing bead can use it. I've worn mine once.
Rated 3 out of 5 by SandyK1 Spirit Bead Beautiful...But
It is true that the lobster claw clasp is much to small to maneuver with any size fingers and the cord, very stiff, but with wear will relax as most leather. The major flaw remains the clasp and will need to see if I can have that replaced or use an extender to both lengthen and use adeptly...The spirit bead can also be used on a charm bracelet if wanted. I believe that it could be worn by male or female so there are other possibilities including a longer sterling silver chain offering a different, more elegant look indeed...You just must get past the existing lobster claw clasp...
Rated 3 out of 5 by Soles I really wanted to like this.
I really wanted to like this necklace. I fell in serious like of the leather necklace and the silver and turquoise ball were extra special.
When it arrived at my home I tore into the package so I could put it on. I unfastened the "too-small-for-the-leather-necklace-diameter-lobster-claw-fastener" and then couldn't get it fastened again. I'm so glad I didn't put it around my neck or I would have had to cut it off. The lobster claw fastener and the leather necklace diameter are exactly the same and you can't get a good grip on the lobster claw to open it. I hate lobster claw fasteners anyway!!! Bad Design, Kenneth!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Boxer55 What is Not to Love!
I had to write a review for this necklace. I ordered this item because I had a hunch that I would like it. I like crosses--this necklace is like wearing a cross without being obivious. It also is like a worry bead when you reach up to touch it. I cannot find anything I would change on this necklace. The bead is the right size. It shows up nicely on my neck when I wear it. The silver is very pretty and the turquoise stones are beautiful and show nicely aganist the silver. I like that the necklace is on a cord. The cord is very nice. I do not have problems with the lobster clasp. I wear the necklace close to my neck. I feel like the necklace is a great value. Love it!
Rated 3 out of 5 by Martha8 Nice bead but think it's overpriced
Although I did like this bead, I just wasn't thrilled with the piece and didn't think it had enough silver to justify the cost. The clasp on the cord was difficult to use. My experience with cords included with pendants are stiff and don't wear them. I would like to suggest that QVC sells cords separately from the pendants. I usually buy a soft suede cord at one of the craft stores and just tie it in the back. It drapes much nicer and still presents a leather cord effect. I do own other American West pieces and like the line.