Every component works really well together in this necklace. I must ask some nosey questions.
Why did you cover the top of the tooth? Was it simply a design decision or is it broken or not interesting?
That stingray cord is perfectly gorgeous. Did you start with a pre-made cord? If not, how did you handle the tanned skin? It must be somehow bonded to the cording.
When shopping for shagreen, sometimes I see hollow depressions instead of hard circles, as if the leather has been sanded too much. It looks damaged.
I think fakes would display a regular pattern in the texture because it would be too difficult to prevent pattern repetition and I doubt real skin has repetitive patterns of textural bumps.
How do you find the genuine skin and avoid the fakes?