I've always had a thing for pearls, I use them in so much of my jewellery. I prefer to use freshwater pearls because of their imperfections, I like the fact that they are not a perfect shape and that each one slightly varies in size. I've always wanted a pearl necklace, just one single strand of pearls, so I finally decided to buy the pearls to make it. I'd always been put off by the price before but I actually found that if you're buying small freshwater pearls they are not too expensive. But the cost can add up if you're buying a lot. I just love the simplicity of it, you can't go wrong with a lovely string of pearls.