It might be March already, but I made this necklace last week. I got a couple of strands of the red beads for 50 pence, because several on each strand were damaged. The fantastic metal beads were a gift from a friend.
ETA: My friend told me where he got the metal beads from, and even send me a photo where he haggled for them in Khartoum on Omdurmum market in 1992. How cool is that? And now the beads are around the neck of a lady (ha!) in Scotland. 🙂