And a bit of a challenge!
How to use blacks and greys, but being translatable to other multi-color years...hmmmm
First a quick dip into the beads. I had some silver 4mm, and 6mm rounds, some pewter colored plastic roses in 6ish aand 8ish mm, some smokey grey bicones, and black 11/0s and 15/0s.
I found a pattern for a pendant in an old Beadwork(the issue has a large brownish beaded basket on the front)
Using the roses this way, obviously not intentionally sideways, took away a bit of their obvious plasticity, and made them grow up just a hair.