Recently acquired a very old Navajo necklace that appears to be strung on wire that isn’t foxtail, with crimp beads (obviously had been restrung at some point). A friend thought it could be Beadalon. The necklace isn’t heavy, at 120 grams.
Here’s my concern: Can I expect this to be sturdy enough (I myself can’t perceive a weakness in holding or wearing it), is there a probable risk of breakage with this type of stringing, and therefore do I need to look into restringing on foxtail? The necklace lays out correctly, in terms of not being too tight or anything odd. Also, is foxtail in fact more reliable than Beadalon? Another alternative is to get it redone with a neck wrap. However, I don’t want to add weight, so was unsure about that option.