Sometimes wacky is the way to go ... with a large quantity of diamond-shaped beads in four colors, I thought it would be fun to do one necklace with two color schemes - the same bead shape throughout makes it hang together (so to speak ... ). So this is a 60" necklace: half is red and very pale pink and half is blue and barely tinted clear. And here are all the things you can do with it:
*wear it double - it looks like you're wearing two
*wear it triple - it hangs well and has body
*wear it single - with a knot in the middle, it looks like something a flapper would have worn
Since no necklace is perfect with every outfit, how about one that will adapt at least three ways!
And in the chain mail department ... I was very excited to be able to find metal beads in geometric shapes - it's been about 20 years since I last saw these. They go wonderfully well with chain mail - they make a great focal point. (One of my Christmas clients had me add a triangular bead in the same style to her chaos weave necklace - it looked great!)