Starlight is completely coiled over a paper rush core with silk threads that are lightly waxed. It is done with solid black threads, but a different color can be provided upon request. The beauty of this necklace is that it can be worn with casual as well as dressy clothes. The basket necklace contains special black beads, including fire polished, & faceted beads. All of the silver beads are sterling. The necklace starts off round, but changes shape several times. Once the first four beads are in place, all others are directly over or between them. The neck cord includes "how-to" instructions for making a sliding necklace that is easily adjustable in length. Repeating beads on the neck cord finish off the look. This necklace is not only fun to make, but neat to wear. The necklace measures just over 2-1/2" high x 2-1/4" across. Kit makes one necklace.