These colors seem better suited to autumn, but anyhow, the thread works well with the beads. I only did a small batch of "Knitty Gritty" a couple weeks ago as an experiment. I think I will need to do some more!
I had a lot of fun varying the neck cord in this one, adding some split rings between the zigzag tatting. The large beads involved unwinding the shuttles, stringing the bead onto both threads, then rewinding the shuttles. A bit of extra work, but I'm pleased with the results!
The basic pattern for the "Vision" necklace is available here.