Susan Pandorf has really outdone herself on this one. It is a lot of work, but well worth the effort.
The beads I am using are blue-lavender silver-lined matte iridescent (Beadcats stock no. 2-08-707-76). Selecting a bead color to go with the yarn was quite a challenge. In the end I went for subtle rather than flashy. Carol (one of the Beadcats) helped me pick them out while I was at the Bead & Button show this year. I am almost one-quarter of the way around the shawl. The edging pattern is pretty easy. I did make a couple of modifications. I left off the fifth row of beads (at the very edge), I slip the first stitch of every right side row (makes the edge neater) and on the second half of the repeat (the decrease rows) I switched the knit 2 together decreases to slip-slip-knit decreases so the line of the decreases points towards the shawl while the line of the increases points away from the shawl.