This attractive necklace was created of luscious Mookaite squares, separated by Sterling silver rounds and silver-plated steel Heishi spacers. It is 17 inches, end to end, including the Sterling silver hook clasp with a spiral design. The Mookaite squares measure 20mm and taught me a huge lesson.
Oh! Did you want to know what that lesson was? I'm warning you, it meant a lot more to me than it will to you, unless you are a beader, too. It is difficult to find just the right spacers for beads that large and that shape. On the one hand, you want to give the necklace some flexibility (known in the trade as "drape"), but on the other hand you don't want the beads flopping all over the place, because that is definitely unacceptable behavior. I must have tried 107 combinations before coming up with what I finally used. It isn't perfect, but I really did not want to wait until next year to list the necklace. (I didn't really try 107 combinations. If I had, I would be a blithering idiot by now instead of just the lovable wacko who writes these descriptions.
And another thing. (Bear with me, please, because this may affect you.). I called this a man's necklace because I wanted to, but of course it can be worn as gracefully by a woman. I don't really care which you are. If you love this necklace, that's good enough for me. (Well, it would be nice if you bought it, too, but I promise not to be pushy about it.)
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