I really like the way wooden beads look, this is one of my favorite wooden pieces. Sometimes I like a more natural look so I don't use any metal, to close this I use a bead and a loop.
These are some bangles that I made to go with the necklace. I get a lot of compliments on these and my neighbor actually bought three of them for her daughters 19th birthday. The beads I used in the necklace were too small to put on the bracelet so I used the same string to tie them together.