Medallion pattern: ch6, join with sl.st.
Round 1. ch1, 16 sc in ring, sl.st. to first sc.
Round 2. ch6, sk2sts (dc in next st, ch3, sk1st) seven times, sl.st to third ch of ch6. You should have 8 loops.
Round 3. ch1, (1sc, 1h.dc, 5dc, 1h.dc, 1sc in ch3 sp) eight times, sl.st to first sc. end off.
Lay out medallions in an arrangement that suits you and use the ending thread to tack the pieces together on the back side.
For each remaining segment: ch the number of inches you need, in this case, 5.5", having an even number of chains. Leave a long tail at beginning for sewing.
Row 1. sk 1 ch, sc in each chain, ch1, turn, should be an odd number.
Row 2. sc in each sc across, ch1, turn, should be an odd number.
Row 3. sc in first sc, (ch2, sk1sc, sc in next sc) to end of row, ch1, turn.
Row 4. in each ch2 sp across (1sc, 1h.dc, 5dc, 1h.dc, 1sc), end off. Leave a long tail for sewing.
Paint the front and back of these pieces.
Use the ending and beginning threads to attach the clasp at one end and the medallion to the other end, then use the thread to add beads to the bands. Knot the threads where they meet. Paint the bands again, using the paint to seal the thread ends.