I knitted it up (I can knit a little) with copper wire and then wove fresh water pearls into it. It was very quick to put together. ( I actually made it just after I'd broken my finger playing a scratch match of Aussie Rules football in the carpark at work. Nothing stops a determined craftster!) The construction was simple, although the wire had no give and was quite hard to knit with. I've since bought some sterling silver wire and plan on making another one with it.