I also made a necklace for my Mom for Christmas. She's told me at least 35 times how much she likes it which makes me very happy. Mom will be 100 years old Jan 11 2013 so I called this necklace Centennial.
I love the Super Duos. They have two holes (one in each end) and are very uniform in shape so they are easy to use in many different ways. There are lots of new colors to play with too.