Something I took a picture of just now... this is one of my mom's bracelets and it was made of beads strung together. It looks like a weave of beads and although I didn't like the color much (well, I am a little dark skinned so this doesn't look good on me), I do like the effort given into making this, and I do love the pattern.
I set the focus of my camera to "Center Weighted Avg." to blur the front and back part, while making the center sharp.
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