I had purchased the black carved plastic necklace part you see in the photo, in a shop in Sanibel Island here in Florida around two years ago, and I had stopped using it. The necklace was very cool when I bought it, but I realized I am wanting more of a longer necklaces than the one I had. I also want a softer more organic feel. So this morning before taking T to the bus stop I crocheted around the necklace and added some length also. So now I just have to put it around my neck without the use of a clasp. The material is from Tibet, a recycled silk from what is left on the floor after making high end robes for special events like weddings. It is spun into skeins for purchase. I love this material and I have found many ways of using it, in combination with wool or alone. Every skein is different, having more reds or purples or blues, really vibrate saturated colors. I have read plenty of knitters complain that it's "impossible to use". I think crochet is the answer. This was a very small project, I was inspired because none of my necklaces where expressing the mood I was in. Let me know what you think.