I had these green glass beads with the black swirls on them and thought they were really interesting but wasn't sure what to do with them. I wish I'd had more so I could have put together some earrings to go with the necklace since the bead itself is so unusual, but you work with what you've got!
I thought the bead was so unique, I wanted to make sure it stood out and wasn't lost in a design that was too busy, so I put together a necklace with the beads themselves as the main (really only!) focal point, using black beads in two different sizes to offset them. I think it really helped define them and keep attention on the green.