I started my design around the center bead, a bisque and pale rust 1-3/4" (45mm) flat ceramic disk with a lightly puffed fish. The pendant, and off-white 15mm round-ish clay beads, were made by another artisan.
Keeping with the sand theme, I chose 18mm handmade African sand cast beads, pale greige with circular eye patterns in pumpkin and brown.
Next was beige blonde lacquered wood (pine?), 35x15mm saucers, 25mm round, and a 16mm fluted round bicone.
To add a pop of brightness while maintaining the light neutral look, I finished the palette with quartz crystal polished chunks 15x20 to 25x30mm. Afghani silver-tone spacers are added throughout for subtle accent.
30" (45cm) long. There's a lobster clasp in back, although more for looks than necessity. The entire necklace is woven and knotted on brown, black and ecru vegan cords.
This is a BIG powerful necklace! I haven't made anything else even remotely similar.
Amplifies and harmonizes all energy fields. Stabilizes and connects the divine forces on the earthly plane. Brings mental calmness. A powerful healing tool. 7th chakra.