At the end of December, Mariposa generously wrote detailed instructions for these beaded beads, and posted the pdf on her blog here. I was able to make the beads without any translation tools, simply using the exploded diagram on the last page.
So I could more easily see where the increases were, I counted the beads in each row, and penciled in the number next to the row — that way I knew when I needed to pay more attention. I was able to bead these without having to take out more than a bead or two, and the second one was even easier. I used single nymo for beading thread, and they are very rigid.
I would like to make another — can’t you see these as a stained glass ornament, with the single line of darker beads black or bronze, with different colors within each outlined shape? That would be a great pendant. Also I wonder if, instead of using the size 11 beads, you could use the smallest Swarovski beads (probably with Fireline).