I learned to make this at a bead store from people who learned to make it at a different bead store. So I thought I would continue the chain of sharing.
The other pictures are of other pieces.
Step 1: Supplies
The second picture shows the original directions and supplies, but I am going to explain where you can deviate as well. I changed the name for my Instructable.
Beads - The main thing about the beads is the hole has to be big enough to pass the silk thread through twice. Most beads should work; in the class I was told not to use pearls, so of course the first time I made it out of the class I used pearls and it was difficult, but not impossible. I wouldn't suggest using pearls for your first time making this though. You'll get frustrated. Also, I used 59 beads for my choker necklace. (I liked starting and ending on pink so that is why my amount is uneven.)
Button or Big Bead - This is for closing the necklace or bracelet. You don't want something too big or too small. You can see what I used in the picture. The first time I did it, I used a fairly big flat, round bead. And when I say button, I mean the one with the loop on the bottom, not the one with two of four holes through it.
Leather Cord - You can use either 1 or 2mm diameter cording. I have only used 1mm so far.
Silk ThreadSize 4 - In the class, they had us use the silk thread shown in picture 5. It has a bendable needle attached to the end. This works well, but I like to buy in bulk. The one in picture 5 comes in a length of 2 meters. I used this to make one short necklace/choker, and a small bracelet. Otherwise you can get the silk thread (10 yards) shown in picture 4 and bendable needles which can be reused and I do reuse them with tatting. They really are handy to have when working with beads. So not a bad investment and they come in packs of four and I still have them all. The one I used with the pearl weave necklace, got bent out of shape a bit, but I used it for this Instructable just fine.
Super Glue - You will need this to make sure all your knots stay knotted. I actually used Fray Check, because I had just bought some and I don't know if it will work on the leather knots, but it should be fine on the silk thread knots.
Scissors - When don't you need these?
Masking Tape - Just a piece.