I just received this Chan Luu Beaded Belt/Scarf ($45 at Calypso St. Barth) today and am loving how light it actually is and sparkly too! It's been fun figuring out the various ways to wear it wrapped around your neck and waist! The neutral Fawn color was out of stock back in May so I was happy to find out that it was back in stock last week and ordered it right away. (It is also available in Olive.) It's a great way to dress up a casual out fit as well as a dress for an evening out. The tiny beads are woven into elastic thread and so far it seems quite durable.
I was inspired by Lauren Conrad's Isabel Marant chain-mail scarf wrap necklace that she wore on the cover of Glamour magazine, but thought that: 1) chain mail would be too heavy and 2) the $290 price tag was way too much for a fun piece of trendy jewelry.