I started (and almost finished) this necklace in a jewelry class I took my senior year of high school. I started with two different gauges of silver wire, and formed and soldered together the various filigree panels. I threaded the beads (garnet and amethyst, if I remember correctly) on the finer wire and linked everything together. Then the semester ended and I didn't have enough class time to finish.
The necklace sat in a ziploc bag in storage until this past Christmas, when I was going through some of my old stuff and found it. The necklace was originally supposed to be long enough to just slip over the head without any sort of closure. I can't see myself ever wearing a neclace that long, so I clipped some of it off and finished it with a clasp. I'm happy with it!