An Alphabet of Transportation
I was rummaging through my box of vintage transit tokens and happened to notice that I had ones with "B" and "C" and that prompted me to look to see if I had any with "A" too... and to my great delight I did. And then they sat on my workbench for a few days, until I realized that these slightly odd shades of glass beads needed to go into the necklace, and, well.
It's about 20" long as shown, but I can shorten or lengthen it - if you want it shorter than about 17" I'll have to start removing beads from the very ends, it kind of got away from me when I was making it, but I'd say it could even go down to 14" and still look good, or up to about 24. It should fall somewhere just above the collarbone, not as a choker, I think.
My silver wire is .999 fine silver over a copper core, encased in a durable clear enamel coating. (My gold, bronze, rosegold, and copper wires also have the clear enamel coating, unless otherwise specified.) I have been using this wire since I began making jewelry in 2003, because it is extremely non-reactive - people with metal allergies can wear it! - and it does not tarnish. It is also easier for me to manipulate than solid sterling wire, which allows me to hand-sculpt it into the intricate fwooshiness of my trademark style despite the extensive hypermobility caused by Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.
In the interest of being environmentally friendly, I keep my packaging as minimal as possible while still protecting the contents. Most orders are shipped in small kraft boxes inside bubble mailers, with items packed together whenever possible rather than using a single box for each piece of jewelry in an order. (Gift bags are available!) Larger items are usually shipped wrapped in tissue paper in a Priority Mail box.
I am transitioning away from using packing slips or other paper inserts; while many small businesses like mine routinely include handwritten thank you notes in every order, I feel it is more environmentally responsible to express my appreciation for your patronage via email rather than contributing to the contents of your recycling bin!