I made this rugged necklace is with braided strands of lustrous pink-amber glass seed beads and Czech pressed glass faceted "cathedral" beads that are deep ruby red capped in a bronze color. This piece has gold-tone brass findings. The beads are strung on beading wire, which is multi-strand wire cable covered in flexible nylon.
The necklace is about 14 3/4" long, which is 37 1/2 cm to most of the world. It's about 3/8" wide, or 1 cm. The seed beads are standard size 11s, and the Czech glass cathedral beads are 6 cm across.