Sooo... This is the result of the shortest trip to the bead store on record. Eight minutes. There's a long, involved story there, but we won't go into that.
I have discovered the wonders of bead crocheting. I have made myself a three-strand necklace with removable pendant in... 2 hours? Less? It actually takes less time to crochet the 18" strand than to unpick the last 3 inches when you make one strand longer than the other. But I digress.
Specs: purple seed bead mix, some sort of silver (-colored?) wire, brown goldstone pendant, 18-ish inches, magnetic clasp, 2 hours. Of which the only purchase (and reason for the thing's existence) was the pretty feather (leaf?) pendant. Goldstone. My favorite.
But I digress again. On to the pics!!!
Necklace on (ignore the bra straps and fat face):
On my lap:
Closeup of beads and clasp for best color (and to highlight my shoddy wire work):
Necklace with pendant (again, ignore the bra straps) -- I think this is the most accurate color overall:
Closeup of pendant (it attaches with a little lobster-claw):
And now I'm working on an iridescent peacock-blue one for the matching blue goldstone feather. With Food Network in the background for noise, the hours literally fly by!