|Wabi-sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It is the beauty of things modest and humble. It is the beauty of things unconventional. Wabi-sabi represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic system but it is difficult to explain precisely in western terms. Margaret Solow makes these wonderful necklaces by dropping liquid silver into sand, she takes these imperfect and simple shapes, strings them onto red cord, so each piece is different and imperfect! This is a wonderfully simple necklace...that is meaningful and will remind you of nature at the most un-inspiring points in your day! The string is red (good feng shui) nylon (strong!), the clasp is silver lobster-style clasp.