I've mentioned this before - it's actually quite challenging to come up with minimalist designs!  But some designers manage it. This simple butterfly pendant tutorial is by Beaddiagrams

She made good use of small bugle beads by cleverly arranging their positions.  It is a pity bugle beads are underused! I like their versatility for "architectural" beadwork and to simulate metal beads. 

The motif can be repeated for a more substantial necklace. 

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Original Post by THE BEADING GEM