This necklace is made from copper and fresh water pearls. My initial intention was to oxidize the metal, but after some research I discovered that the liver of sulphur and the tumbling would remove the luster from the pearls. So I have left it natural. The links without the pearls were tumbled to work harden the metal, prior to assembling.
After coiling the wire for the focal pendant, I used a plastic card to open all the spaces equally. The pearls have been spaced with small coils.
It took a while and some patience to assemble all of the links. It was a task getting all the links to be connected in a consistant direction. Just when I thought the links were correct, I would find one that was backward or upside down. After some time, what I thought was a simple design, finally came together.