I finished this necklace yesterday afternoon. It's made from artistic wire and glass beads.
By the time I'd done all the wiring, my fingers were numb from gripping the pliers so hard for so long.
The artistic wire has a copper core, so it's relatively easy to work with, but I used 18 gauge, which is the thickest I own. I only just had enough to wire the beads, so I used purchased jump rings to link everything together. I have some matching beads to make earing with. I can't wait to try get them done so I can see how it all looks.