I originally saw a picture of a similar necklace on the Internet, but I don't remember where so I can't credit any one with the original idea. I saw the picture, knew I could do that, and added a little pizzaz--birds! I saw these beads in my stash when I was looking for my tube beads and saw the colors were very close and went together well because of the such contrast between the shapes. So, walah! Triangles and birds! I couldn't think of what else to call it, haha.
First, slide a tube bead onto an eye pin and trim and loop the other end.
Do that for every bead (there should be 15 when you are done).
In the picture, I accidently left out two beads, but still connect the beads (using the picture as a guide) with jump rings: one "line" of four, five lines of two, and one left over.
Connect a two-line to a four-line to form a triangle.
Be sure you are careful with the jump rings, it can get hairy. Make sure they are always being attached to the loop of the eye pin and not to another jump ring, and make sure that everything goes the right way. If you mess up, it's easy to fix. They're just jump rings.
Now connect 3 more two-lines to the four-line. You should have a two-line and the one by itself left over.
Close up of the jump rings so you can see how they are linked.
In the middle of the big section you created, attach the lone bead, which will create a fifth triangle.
This is where it gets hairy with the jump rings if it hasn't already. Attach the final two-line to the lone bead. You can chain the necklace and be done here if you want...
...or you can attach birds (or other beads) to the remaining "free" points of the triangles (but this time only attach to the JUMP RING of the triangle, obviously). Then chain it and wear it proud! FIN!