I've had this idea buzzing around in my head for over a year so I'm happy some form of it finally came out.
Each bead/charm has knots before and after it to hold them in place. The ends are 'macrame' so there is a row of square knots that hold it all together. I forgot to take a picture of that, however.
The original plan was for this to be a part of my Raven Faerie outfit for a ball last year. The ball is coming up in April so maybe I'll finally finish my costume!