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Buried deep under the layers of voice identification and text messaging, deeper than programming language, is the language that a computer chip understands. It is based on the basic electronic principle of a switch being on or off - the binary code. Each character, letter and number has its own 8-digit binary arrangement (hexadecimal code).

There are 16 letters and 1 space represented in this necklace which spell out "mystery in binary". The white rice pearls in this necklace represent those switches that are 'on' and the black bugle beads switches that are 'off'. Little gold cubes hold each 'switch' in place and the necklace is finished with gold chain, 2.5 inch extender chain and a black and gold spiral rope made of tiny size 15 seedbeads.

You now know what it says, but, unless you are a geek or steeped in basic computerese, it will remain a mystery as to how and why. And unless you share what it says in binary, it will remain just what it is - a necklace that contains a mysterious message!

This necklace is created for the Etsy Beadweaver's Team June Challenge on the theme "Mystery". You are invited to visit our team's blogspot June 9 - 16 to vote on your favorite entry: http://etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com/.

Necklace measures 16 - 18.5 inches long (41-47 cm).

My blogpost about this necklace: http://luellanewkirk.blogspot.com/2012/06/mystery-in-binary-ebw-june-challenge.html

Mystery in Binary Necklace


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: glass beads, acrylic rice pearls, Fireline, gold plated brass, galvanized gold over glass beads
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 15 reviews
  • Favorited by: 25 people