The attached 24-gauge wire will be used to start stringing beads across the front of the pendant form.
Begin by sliding on a random selection of beads. When you have enough beads to reach across the pendant form, wrap the wire once around the 18-gauge frame, and then lay the wire straight across the back of the pendant form, beginning the first row of beads. Wrap the wire once around the 18-gauge frame, and make the second row of beads across the front.
Repeat the process until the 24-gauge wire is almost used up. To end the wire, wrap it once or twice around the 18-gauge form, trim it to 3/4-1" long, then coil and tuck the very end (see second image).
Begin the next row of beads with a new piece of 24-gauge wire, cut 12-18" long. Continue the "bead weaving" process until the front of pendant frame has been filled.
If a hole or large gap has formed in the pattern, you can go over the area with a new 24-gauge wire fit between the rows. Add beads when going over a gap area to fill any areas that look as though they need it. As you create each row, you can choose beads that either fit well, or look interesting next to each other, making a sort of beaded mosaic.