I also had some silk fabric in dark contrast floral pattern left from another project and since the first pink necklace was so easy to do, I decided to make another necklace but much longer in length for different look. This one is about 36" long. For this longer necklace I used large and some smaller beads for uneven look.
This long necklace I like to wear with simple tanks or t-shirt in dark charcoal color. The inspiration for the color combination of bright floral and dark charcoal color came from Roberto Cavalli ad campaign
Here is how I made my necklaces. I bought large wooden beads, mine were about 1". Then I cut a strip of fabric 5.5" wide and sew it in length to get a tube, but kept it open on both ends and turned sewn strip to the right side. After the tube was ready, I took one large bead, dropped it inside the tube, positioned the bead in the middle in length and tied a knot on each side of the bead. All I had to do after that is keep going adding more beads and separate each of them by the knot until I got the length of the necklace I needed. For the ends and a closure I used the same attachments as I used in my Silk Braided Rope Bracelet Let me know if you had a chance to make the same necklace!