I returned to the shop where I got the translucent beads for the white necklace I posted before, and was excited to find out they had those in black (and many other colors). Of course I snapped up some of those, and this is what I came up with:
The pic didn't do the beads justice, so here's a close-up shot:12/12 EDIT:
I did't know why, but the beads didn't align smoothly along the string when I wore this necklace. So I've re-strung it with tiny beads between the black beads:
Now it was lengthened from 18 inch to 20 inch.
I also found some white ones in potato shape, and made a bracelet to match my white necklace.
Thanks for looking![edited pic URL on 4-Jan-06]