This was a fun piece to work on. I busted out the gold leaf and some wooden beads that I had stashed away. The contrast of the natural wood and the gold is subtle, but beautiful. It's lacquered with gold size, so it's pretty durable. I kept the cord long so it can be worn short or long- it's more formal worn short I think.
It's lovely and light to wear too. It's so satisfying to put things together that work.