Some months back I was given a little jar and little package of bright blue beads - imagine the giver's surprise when she gets them back as a birthday gift!
My first step was to arrange the large beads in a balanced layout on my bead board. Then I had to decide how best to string them because some were large hole (like Pandora) and some small hole (standard beads). In looking through my own bead stash I found a bag of small faceted beads in the same blue and they fit through the holes of the large beads perfectly!
So I used beading wire to string a leader and ender of the small beads and then alternated the large hole beads with the small hole ones using the small faceted beads for the large hole beads to ''ride over". Depending on the size of the bead it might take from one to three beads to fill the center.
You can see the beads have silver hardware on them and the large faceted beads have a aurora finish.
I used a screw-type closure at the back.