3. Pick up three 15/0s and sew through the next 15/0 in the previous round to create a picot (Figure 3, a-b). Repeat this stitch three more times to complete the round, and sew through the first two 15/0s added, exiting the center 15/0 in the first picot (b-c).
4. Sew through the center 15/0 in each of the four picots (Figure 4) to form a small ring, and retrace the thread path to tighten. The Pip bead caps should cup slightly. End the working thread and tail.
5. Make a total of twelve bead caps.
1. On a head pin, string a 4 mm round metal bead, the show bead, and a 4 mm, and make a plain loop.
2. Cut a 4-in. (10 cm) piece of wire, and make the first half of a wrapped loop. Attach the loop from the show bead, and complete the wrapped loop. String an 8 mm pearl, and make another wrapped loop to complete a pearl component.
3. Cut a 4-in. (10 cm) piece of wire, and make the first half of a wrapped loop. Attach the end loop from the pearl component, and complete the wrapped loop. String a 4 mm, a floral bead cap (seed bead end first), an 8 mm pearl, a bead cap (Pip end first), and a 4 mm, and make another wrapped loop to complete a Pip component.
4. Repeat steps 2-3 twice, attaching the pearl components to the previous Pip components. Before completing the final wrapped loop, attach a 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm) piece of chain to the last Pip component.
5. Repeat steps 2-4 for the other neck strap.
6. Use a 6 mm split ring to attach a lobster claw clasp to the end link of a chain.
7. On a head pin, string an 8 mm pearl and a 4 mm, and make a plain loop. Open the loop, and attach it to the end link of the other neck strap.