This was the first time I used crochet to make a complete piece of jewelry, but not the first time that I have done crochet. However, for some reason or another I chose to use a different type of embroidery floss. This was a metallic and it has a kind of rough hand feel when working with it. It took nearly 2 hours to complete (not to mention that I had to stitch around several beads). But I was not to be discouraged, and I will do it again. I want to do this in different colors and make earrings to match each necklace.