The last piece of jewelry I made for myself was olive too. I DO work with other colors, these are just the colors I am using right now. I bought these cubic zirconia beads and pearls from Baubles and Beads, a splurge for me. I’d like to knot them. The strand of cz’s is probably 8″ long, the pearls 20″? I’m thinking the cz’s, pearls, maybe some gold-plated seed beads. I’m not sure. I need to buy a nice clasp, maybe some of those knot cover things for by the clasp. I don’t knot much….