I made my sis a pearl lariat. Push presents really come from the husband but, I thought she would appreciate something pretty to look at.
I usually buy my pearls already set into jewellery. But, occasionally it breaks and I don't know what to do. Eventually I had to learn how to fix my own jewellery, so I purchased a bunch of swarovski crystal pearls to practice on. It's really just knotting that take practice. I think I worked on 4 strands before I got to the one pictured above.
Then I tried bunching a whole batch of seed pearls and made rosaries with the remaining pearls.