This necklace took me about 2 weeks to make. I have a very ill little boy and so it takes me a while to finish a large piece like this. Brick stitch around the large abalone shell and added pearls and then peyote stitch and then stitch on agate,crystal bone beads and attached a concho on leather. added all of the strands of fossil rock,abalone and more. abalone shards in the collar. This is second piece I ve ever done in using the stitches. My first piece sold the next day after making it .