Finally did it, my first Kumihimo necklace with beads. It is 26 inches in length and used 17g of beads. The close-up photo with the black background shows truer colors. I think it will look well with casual dress -- like jeans LOL. Today the temperature was above freezing, the snow is melting and the birds are back in force. This little guy was enjoying a thistle seed treat outside my kitchen window.