It's funny what seemed so stressful a couple of weeks ago begins to feel normal - whatever that is. I really appreciate all the comments and emails. Just knowing there is a virtual community out there is a comfort.
I got a chance to get a little beading done on Saturday. I played around with some variations on the Serpentine design and came up with this.
I'm using 11/0 topaz Iris beads which, along with compacting the design, makes a narrower necklace, as you can see below.
Once I finish that I want to finally start on Mesh Motifs from the August 2004 Bead & Button. I have read over the directions so many times it's dog earred but I know I'm ready now!