Hello everyone thank you all for your kind words and for the inspiration photos, and pkinnew's gorgeous strand . The pearls are around 9 mm and the beads are around 2 to 2.5 mm. The black beads are black spinel and the white ones are coated yellowish white corundum.
The black strand is 61 inches long, and the white strand is 36 inches long.
I used softflex extreme wire 0.014 diameter, silver crimp beads, french wire , recycled an old clasp from a tahitian strand; and used a silver lobster clasp for the longer strand.
I repurposed a strand of small diameter tahitian pearls for these projects.
Next time I will shorten the distance between each pearl but I didn't want to restring it again so soon.