In the past I have made them all using two contrasting pearls, a center color, the first round of 3mm in a contrasting color and the second round of 4 mm pearls the same as the center. Or the center one color and the 3 and 4 mm pearls another as in this bracelet version.
I hadn't considered doing all three pearls the same color, but it turns out with the contrasting seed bead it was a brilliant combination.
I couldn't resist using the same colors and making up this pendant.
The pendant part goes really fast....the spiral, well that is a tad more tedious. The spiral is alternating the 3 mm antique brass pearl with a 2 mm aqua brandy crystal....subtle but the perfect use of the 2 mm's as it adds sparkle all the way up your neckline.
I'll be teaching Cassandra at Beads by Blanche in November. It turning out to be a very versatile component. So far I've made a bracelet, pendant and earrings, but I think it would make an excellent rings as well!