Silver filled beads and jewelry findings are a perfect alternative to pricier solid sterling silver components. They're made by using heat and pressure to apply a thick layer of 925 silver (or 999 fine silver) to a base of less costly metal. This produces a surface of sterling silver (or fine silver) that is hundreds of times thicker than a silver plating. Our silver filled beads and findings are 1/10 silver filled. This means that 1/10th of the entire component is silver.