I was soooo close to being done when I ran out of beads!
Gasp - the horror!
I guess there is no guarantee that there will be enough beads in the kit to complete the optional tie finishes. So, I contacted Earthfaire and ordered more beads.
I received the beads in question over the weekend, and did the final finishing last night. Here are the front and back tie views:
The necklace is pretty heavy, but there are a lot of beads. It turned out beautifully.
Yarn: A metallic copper thread that came with the kit. As far as the bead go, I picked the copper leaves and asked Earthfaire to coordinate the rest of the beads.
Needles: Innox US00, Double Pointed.
Impressions: Minus the wait time to get the additional beads, this was a really quick knit. The most tedious portion was stringing the beads. It did get heavy on the wrists towards the end and a bit awkward to bind-off - but it was worth it - instant gratification and it's pretty. I'm even considering playing with more beads :)