This necklace is elegant while being a great introduction to adding beads to knitting. You'll need 171 size 8/0 beads (shown here in gold) pre-strung on your yarn before starting the knitting.
The directions are both written and charted with explanations of how to place the beads.
Sample shown is knit using Spring Gate Farm's amazing cashmere (50%), silk (25%) and merino (25%) blend yarn that is a heavy fingering weight. Shown here in "ruby".