I usually spend the summer trying to catch up on unfinished bead projects. I seem to work in spurts. With my husband still in France, I've finished a beautiful necklace by Jean Campbell, a bracelet I've wanted to make for about 2 years, my Use the Muse contest piece, and some others I can't remember right now.
But here's what I want to say: Right now I'm putting fringe on a spiral rope necklace. This technique is one of my favorites. However, I always want the fringe to look balanced, and this means a lot of ripping out and redoing the fringe until it 'looks right.' We're talking about balancing fringe on a rotating base. I think I need to let go of being a perfectionist about this. It's taking too long. But if I don't do it this way, I won't bead happy.