I don't have any black thread in size 30, so I went back to the white. I also can't use any dye to make some right now, out of supplies on that end. I'm not sure if I'll like the end results so I'm waiting to add beads. No point in going to all the effort if it's for not, right? If this turns out to be a keeper I will have to remake that pendant with pearl beads to match. They are not glass but plastic. I do still have those gift cards whispering to me but my honey is being very 'No the doc said you have to stay home IN BED.' right now. And he hates going into the craft store. Last time I sent him for something he got fraustrated with me because I had him send me pictures of all the metal wires with his phone before I decided on the gage. ^_^ He did not want to repeat that experience. I know in the end I'll get my way..just have to be patient and time it right...*plotting* Back to that chain. If I should happen to have to use the plastic beads I do have some in a torqouise to fit into the larger rings, but none to fix the small blue rings. I'll have to think of something. I also have to see and count how many total rings small verses large I have to see if I can afford to go crystal on it. Hence waiting to add beads. I've never sewn them on afterwards but I'm sure there has to be videos or weblinks with instructions somewhere out there in cyberworld.