My husband MADE me go to a bead show in town. I bought a few things and that inspired me (guilted me) to play with my beads. This necklace is made of amethyst and a mix of crystals. The chains are all connected to the main necklace. It really was difficult to photograph. I tried outside, inside, flash and no flash. This mediocre picture was the best of all of them. Beading for me is just like stamping...I fuss and fuss over a project then I sometimes just have to walk away for awhile!!