I am still beading, although I took a long hiatus. It is great to be back, needle in hand, feet up, half-watching Acorn tv shows. I am working on a new project which is a lot of fun. The technique is so easy: using upholstery cording you stitch on rings of beads, stitching through the cording at random intervals to keep the rings tight and secure. Really nice to play with patterns and colors and embellishments. I am planning to finish it without a clasp, so that it is one continuous necklace. I have already made plans for another one, using some of my pottery beads with beaded rings in between.