I am not sure who I am going to gift this too yet.....it was actually super fun and very "freeing" to not have someone in my mind when I was making it. I am trying to rediscover my enjoyment of crafting by just doing what I like when I like it. I know that sounds like it should be natural but I have been making so many thing lately with someone in mind or specifically for someone because they have asked me too that now just making what ever tickles my fancy is kind of a departure! And, it is fun....sooo fun to just play with colors, textures, patterns---seriously, whatever strikes me at the moment. I found that with this particular necklace I stopped and took the beads out and rethreaded many times before I found what was most pleasing to me and that was somewhat of a revelation to me. In cardmaking, which I still LOVE, mistakes are often "fatal" to the project and must be discarded but beads are very forgiving :-D Beads let you push them around till you get just what you want! Anyways, I doubt I have any more followers now that I have been off the "net" for so long but I think I am going to just go ahead and post for my own enjoyment!