I found a few of my necklaces. For scale, the larger paintings are about an inch and the smaller ones about a half inch. I just finished vacuuming the house and mopping the floors and don't feel like running errands yet. So I dug around in my old jewelry box supplies. I haven't made any in years.
This lone tree is painted in gouache and I can't remember what the beads were. The prices depended on the frames, whether or not the materials were in gold or silver and the cost of the beads and pearls and/or semi-precious stones. The larger the silver chain links, for instance, the more it costs, etc. I do have one in jade that turned out pretty, but it must be at the farm.
This still life of white hydrangeas is made with tiger eye beads, but this isn't in real gold. I only did some earrings in 14k gold as they were pricey, even before the price of gold went up.
Some were even more detailed than these, so you can imagine how one stroke can change the entire painting. I did enjoy it, but didn't have the right market to sell them. That, and back then, it was very hard to find frames that weren't outrageous. I wanted to make some wooden ones, like tiny framed oil paintings, then gild them, but they were much too intensive and the price would have gone up considerably. Today, there are tons of frames to choose from.
That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.