Waw! I got my first self-made necklace ready.
I got for nothing a very long clumsy line of very small (4-5mm) grey pearls, which was hard as a wire. And 110 inches long. It was either throwing it away, or making DIY job, first time. A weekend of finger practicing but i got it!!! First time, not perfect but it is now quite trendy, in spite of non-discript pearls.
It is almost 3 meters long now, can be used in many rows. The main difficulty was connections between the separate threads. I almost got my fingers glued together forever when I tried to put just a drop og glue on the connecting knots