For this particular colorway, I used 3 different colors of Swarovskis, including one of my favorites: Cyclamen Opal. I also used gold-fumed lilac seed beads. I stitched a tubular herringbone rope to support the bead.
I have played around with different bead choices (colors AND sizes) for this bead, and keep telling myself I am going to make one without Swarovskis, for a more casual look, but I just can't seem to keep that promise! The Swarovski bicones make this bead so opulent!
Here's another colorway I've stitched (but still using the gold-fumed lilac Tohos - I love this seed bead color!):
Amphora Beaded Bead, stitched by Sweet Freedom Designs
Thanks to Marcia for putting this collection of RAW patterns together - it's a fantastic book, full of inspiring ideas!