In the new shipment of beads to Ben Franklin Crafts there were large flat oval blue opal beads. The beads have a lovely ocean color with brown matrix and are a good match with copper findings and bronze colored pearls (also in the bead lot). The necklace takes a little time to wire wrap, but is easy enough even for a novice beader. Because of the colors the piece has a southwestern feel and the oxidized copper gives it an aged look. The instructions for the necklace will be on the craft club website (http://www.bfcraftclub.com/). You may want to create a similar piece with other colored beads, maybe the mosaic mother-of-pearl beads. Experiment with colors and textures to give you the result you desire. Be sure to check out the new beads at Ben Franklin Crafts......lots of gorgeous bargains!