Below is a prototype of a necklace a friend asked me to make.
She wanted it like this one, from Ann Taylor Loft. We found one with navy ribbon and clear beads in a magazine, and those were the easiest beads/ribbon to find, so I tried it first.
I think before putting it in my etsy store or giving it to her, I'll experiment more with beads of varying size...as well as making it longer...but the general idea is there. What do you think?