The picture is kind of scruffy, but I swear the necklace isn't! The pendant is a hand beaded bezel around a vintage pressed glass button I found at the Bead Show in Milwaukee in June. I am slowly making my way through the stash from that 2-day bead fest, having pledged to myself I will work with at least 25% of what I bought before I get to next year's Show to blow the bank once again.
The rope is a plain kumihimo braid with some very pretty silky yarn from Close Knit in Evanston. Tom thinks it either looks like a birthday cake or something from Atlantis. Can't lose either way.