My friend gave me a long scrap of batik from Thailand (I think!), and I knew I had to make something fabulous from it. I was inspired by this tutorial.
I used round and dowel-shaped beads from a back massager I'd found at a thrift store and cut apart. The interior beads were clipped from a mirror ball garland I'd used to decorate a classroom. I also diverged from Martha's tutorial by wrapping and stitching embroidery thread to seal off each bead instead of knotting. I found I got much more length from my necklace this way! And since my needle and thread was handy, I sewed the ends together rather than leaving them to be tied.
LOVING the results!