Here's some inspiration involving spike beads, feathers, raffia, fringe and collar-shaped necklaces, a mixed bag but so is my craft stash. All of these influenced an upcoming impressively inexpensive DIY. I'm showing you these because my DIY necklaces will then not look at all weird when seen in context.
Above, Lizzie Fortunato Birds of Paradise necklace, $598.
Kenneth Lane spike bead necklace, about $80.
Topshop Unique Spring/Summer 2012 RTW. Palms necklace from Lauren Manoogian.
Gold collar necklace from Iosselliani.
Noble House Design necklace as seen on The Daileigh. Leaf collar necklace via Chic Too Chic.
Tory Burch pom pom and resin necklace, $650.
Jiwaka Fringe Collar from Anthropologie, $228.