I really seem to be drawn to leather and just silver right now. I’m struggling to add some color but in the end I tend to just use leather and silver. Luckly through out my years of crafting I’ve noticed that things come back. Sometimes you loose the spark and suddenly it is there again. So no worries.
I used 1 mm brown leather cord. It is quite frail but if you have many of them they endure usage better. I 4 mm alloy metal cubes that I just love. Any small silver cubes just have a soft spot in my heart. I also ordered some larger lobster clasps. The bigger the lock the better I’ve noticed.