I got these faux amber graduated lucite beads. I’ve always liked faux amber (and real amber). I used all but the smallest size of rounds in this necklace.

Speckled paper with necklace made of amber colored round beads, graduated in size and three citrine "rocks" on the side.

I used multi-color metal spacers between beads since they had larger holes that slid right over the knotted waxed linen I originally tried. One thing I like about lucite is that the beads can be big for a chunkier look, but they are super light. They are a comfortable weight and also stay cooler in warmer weather.