I saw a link to this necklace tutorial from A Bit of Sunshine on Pinterest (and that tutorial is also based on a necklace seen on Pinterest... man, that site is addictive). I thought it was pretty cool. I love the combination of the simple seed beads mixed with shiny metal chain. Plus, stripes. I love stripes these days.
I had a ton of old-school seed beads (old school meaning I think I may have been dragging these things around since middle school), but I didn't have the cool gold findings- the rectangles and end bar links- so I improvised with some gold bead caps instead. It doesn't have the flat, ribbony effect of the Bit of Sunshine necklace, but still looks pretty nice, I think!
My only complaint is that this project reminded me how much I hate working with those tiny little beads. My fingers hurt! And now my back's gonna hurt because I just pulled landscaping duty.