I think my roommate's a good necklace-making muse, since she loves necklaces and I know she'll wear them. She also likes them funky and chunky, so it's fun to make ones for her. I purchased this Abalone shell at a bead store in Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts village in Sedona. I used tiny white pearlized snail shells and pearlized green mini pony beads. I used 18 nylon wrapped wire and crimping beads to suspend the tiny beads on the necklace.