Nine strands of mesh twist and intertwine to create the illusion of seaweed-like ribbons.
Approximately 14,500 anodized titanium and stainless steel rings were used to create this flowing necklace. The ring size is very tiny—size AAA24, which translates to 24 gauge 1/16" or 1.6 mm. Even though there are so many rings, the necklace is surprisingly lightweight at 3.7 oz (105 grams).
If all the strands were laid next to one another, they would stretch about 7 feet (2.1 meters) long.
3rd Place, Finished Jewelry, Bead Dreams 2009 competition