There I was drawn to some glass beads they had got made that was copies of beads they had in their collection. I bought a few with me, and have contemplated how to use them since. You know how it is like when you have been thinking on something for a long time, not always consciously. Suddenly the solution just stands before you, and you wonder why it took so long.
This week it dawned on me that I had to use the kumihimo braid as a cord. Bronze seemed like a time-appropriate choice of wire, and I tried to make it look authentic by wrapping it rather rough around a mandrel, then slipping the wrap onto the cord. I am very happy with the result. Even though all parts in the necklace are of this century, it just has this historical reference. I like it very much.