Seed beads are close to my heart, they're one of the first crafty things I ever got into. They're incredibly versatile, and in this case pretty festive, too. They work well with math, a lot of common beadwork stitches are influenced by fractal-like increases and, in this case, I'm working with the relationship between hexagons and circles. (Is there a special term for that relationship mathies? I couldn't find anything easily with google!)
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
Eggs - wood are nice because they're sturdy. Base coat them to match your beads. Plastic would work, real are kind of risky (though pysanky people use real eggs, so it works for them!)
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.