i recently procured an obscene amount of glass beads and, acting out of my poorness, decided to utilize those new beads (along with one of a set of rad teardrop-shaped shell beads i already had) to make a necklace for my friend's birthday.
i strung bead on three pieces of string then strung all three strands through the shell bead. before adding the clasp, i braided the three strings on either side of the 'pendant'.
i don't know how cool this necklace seems to anyone else, but i almost kept it for myself. maybe i'll keep the next one i make.