Here I've used large ceramic round beads that are almost a dark aqua in color with a black floral motif painted on them. I have glass beads in blue and complimentary colors on the main strand, and then small black beads on that secondary strand, which also weaves through the focal beads. It gives a "scalloped" look to the design.
I'm calling this a double strand necklace rather than a two strand necklace, although I'm not sure if I'm using those terms correctly, or if there is a universal understanding of those terms.
It is almost Independence Day, so here is a red white and blue design. It looks a bit scrunchy in the above photo.
I crocheted red beading wire, which makes the design look scrunchy until it's on your wrist. I had these beads that were blue stars with little rhinestones. I originally thought they would be weightier, but once I purchased and opened the package, I realized they were quite lightweight, and really wouldn't work as charms.
I also had some red beading wire, for which I had no purpose either. Therefore, I combined them all into this lacy stretch sort of bracelet. The ends are attached to ribbon endings, and then into a button clasp.