Don't let the tiny beads intimidate you. Start with small eggs and work up to larger projects. I make up my patterns as I go, but you could also make up a chart and plan that in advance.
Step 1: Supplies and Equipment
Seed Beads - these are size 11, size 15 is smaller and therefore would be better but more tedious.
Beading Thread - this is nymo in size OO. Use a beading thread, not a sewing thread.
Beading Needles - I use size 12 needles.
Scissors - tiny points are helpful for trimming thread.