I found some matching blue-grey glass pearls at the craft store - though it would look great with natural cream ones too.
This is not a difficult project to do, it's all rings and chains. You make one long piece (done in two rows) which is gathered by the pearls woven through the centre rings.
I didn't want it quite as gathered as Monedido had made it so I spaced the large pearls with much smaller ivory beads and only skipped one ring instead of two when weaving.
And finally... a wonderful charity shop find! This pretty glass plate with a lace pattern cost me the massive sum of 50p (about 75 cents!). From here it looks like real lace, doesn't it?