I had a bit of time on my side, so I did this bracelet not in one piece but two. They're the outcome from Mei of Wireblissmei.com's latest tutorial "Twice Around The World". With step by step instructions and photographs, one is able to follow the tutorial without any problem. Other variations (ring, links for necklace, etc) could be derived from this design. She also has a tutorial on how to make a ring with this design which I have not tried.
Top - Crafted with 18 g black artistic wire and Cat's Eye Round Beads
Bottom - Crafted with 18 g silver artistic wire and multi-colour Swarovski Round Crystals.