I made some changes along the way, however. I used DMC embroidery floss in lots of colors:
|oooh ... pretty ...|
|ready to start!|
I then opened up an eyepin and hooked the loop around the yellow thread, closing the loop again:
|The skinny eyepin is hard to see!|
and cut the excess wire, finishing with a wire-wrapped loop:
The other end of the necklace was trickier, because it had the cut end of the threads. At the point where I wanted the clasp I tied some red thread around the braids as securely as I could:
and then nervously cut off the rest of the braids:
and finished it off with another cone:
To finish the necklace I used a toggle clasp, which I extended on either side with a bit of silver chain. The original length fit well enough around my neck, but in the summer heat and humidity the necklace felt more like a scarf.
I love it. So does Beadboy3; he keeps trying to yank it off my neck.