Giving the eye something more interesting to look at can make all the difference. Draw the eye away from the lower quality beads with the sparkle of crystal faceting. The unexpected addition of more rustic metal components normally not combined with crystal beads can also help immensely. The eye has so many wonderful things to look at that it won't stop to see the negatives while looking at the other more positive elements.
Read through the tutorial before starting the project. Follow all safety precautions pertaining to the tools and supplies being used and the space you are working in.
Add an extender chain to the rustic silver link. The length of the extender chain is personal preference.