This was my very first attempt at hand knotting beads. I was so nervous but had to try it. I loved the beautiful contrast that the color salmon has against turquoise. So, with this piece, I hand knotted polished round volcano cherry quartz agate & a stabilized oval turquoise bead on white nylon/silk thread for strength. The coupe de gras for this piece is the vintage porcelain gold box clasp and vintage brass swallow sparrow charm that I set as the side focal point of this piece. Very charming and perfect for a summer picnic. I love this set.