That was smart to keep it a shorter length. Given my experience, I am now surprised people would let their babies chew on the beads: When my first was teething, I gave her a teething necklace, and she broke one of the beads while chewing on it. It shattered like a shard of glass. I still shudder when I think about it, and I felt so bad. The necklace was short, too, but she would manage to tuck her chin in and get the necklace in her mouth. As much as I love the idea about the necklaces, I'm not doing another one with this baby. Sigh.
We made ours, the local bead store sells them but the lady there said that most people who buy them there make them long enough for the baby to chew on. I said I would not. There's another one put away for the May baby. I really just like necklaces on babies and I figure if amber has a benefit, all the better.