truebluemeandyou: DIY Guide to Necklace Types and Lengths from Design Thrift here. At the link she also discusses lengths for bib and tassel necklaces. I posted a different necklace length guide with ranges of lengths for styles here.
The best DIY projects & DIY ideas and tutorials: sewing, paper craft, DIY. Best DIY Ideas Jewelry: This design could be adapted easily to use other beads. There are some nice Czech beads in the shop that would look great with this