This necklace was inspired by an anthropologie necklace I saw in an issue of Beadstyle. Here is my rendition of the artsy, bohemian look. The beads are from all sorts of places- old necklaces, Michaels, and other bead stores, recycled beads, and most importantly, seemingly "wrecked" beads... they give a nice earthy feel to the piece. They are strung on gold wire and then there is a blue silk ribbon tied to the wire... the ribbon acts as the clasp- all I do is adjust the length and tie a bow.
closeup of the beads: