Start with fire-polished beads and seed beads in a contrasting and a coordinating colour, and work up each medallion, joining one to the last as you make them. You will learn to make the basic medallion and the centre focal variation, with step-by-step directions on how to make them and join them together. You'll customize the length of your necklace with a delicate seed-beaded chain, and fasten the necklace with a hook clasp in a metal to match your colour choice.
Working each medallion with tight tension will produce more liveliness, a motif that doesn't lie flat, but dances lightly around your neck. Working with looser tension will result in a more sedate medallion, so this is excellent practise for your thread handling.
This is an intermediate-level project. Knowing herringbone stitch is advisable.
Colourways currently available and pictured:
-- warm coppery-brown seed beads accented with deep green iris fire-polished beads and a copper clasp (not available)
-- gentle straw-golden seed beads accented with smoky blue fire-polished beads and a hand-forged brass clasp