I never considered wearing a beaded rope necklace until I came across one in the jewelry sale section at Macy's. I mean, for $6, I couldn't refuse. Although I bought it to use mainly as a bracelet, it evolved into a necklace at a recent event. These Appartement a Louer Beaded Rope Necklaces ($175 each), similar to mine, are really nice, but not worth the money.
To see the look for less,
Now, $27 is much more like it. These Ravin Gems Beaded Link Necklaces ($27 each) are very similar to the one I have. Throw them on over a T-shirt for instant coolness. But wait, there's an even cheaper one . . .
Though slightly shorter, this Target Oversize Seed-Bead Link Necklace ($18) is still really awesome and good for those who don't like long necklaces. Take your pick and chain yourself.