Talk about a labor of love! This necklace is made with 6 strands of wire braided on a dowel rod…around and around we go. I started with a couple feet in length and after braiding I had made a 6 inch section. So I tripled the length and started again to make the longer section of this necklace. Once I combined the two sections, it was the perfect length. The thicker copper wire “holds” the braided tubes in place . Always fun to learn new things. Glad I embrace the trial and error method! What is your trial and error moment?