I've always been into simple, earthy jewelry: amber, wood beads, and stone pendants on black leather cord. Rarely did I ever wear sparkly, dressy jewelry - as it didn't really match my lifestyle and I owned very little. I found the square wooden beads seen below and fell in love with them. I used the left over round wooden beads from my first necklaces and added some shiny black beads for an accent. This piece has turned into one of my most worn necklaces. It seems to match just about everything with the dark brown/black beads and it's simplicity.