Not into all that clutter? Have you ever tried what I like to call "Floating Beads"?
The concept is this, instead of filling the entire bead strand with beads, you use crimp tubes to space out your beads.
It pulls together a simple and unique look. Not to mention, you use less beads!
All it takes is a bead mat that you can use to keep the beads in order and the spaces symmetrical.
I love layers, and even a simple piece like this can pull it off.
Three strands of bead wire, a handful of crimp tubes and a few strands of Blue Moon Beads silver square beads (various sizes).
The technique is simple. I used it all the way through the necklace.
(Note: If your crimp beads are small and slip right through the hole of the bead, you can add a clear seed bead, or even color if you would like a pop of color)
Why stop at just a necklace?
Why not make the entire set?
Another fun note: If you use clear wire, it will look like the beads are literally floating.