Oh, and if you were wondering, we had TONS of beads left over. Of course, not one of us would agree to taking the remaining beads home. After all, the whole idea was to clean out our stashes of beads, not add to them! In the end, we split them up and it was a good thing we did. Those few beads-who am I kidding, we each took home a snack bag full-were what I used to make small changes in the three bead necklaces I made.
Tastes change, and so did my coloring when I gave myself the gift of going grey. When we were stringing our beads, whatever bead we pulled from the bowl had to be used in order pulled unless two were the same color or close to the same color. That was hard for those of use who like things "balanced" in color, shape, and size. It was a good thing the beads were separated by size and shape.
I am still happy with the 4mm and 6mm bead necklaces. However, the 8mm bead necklace no longer worked for me visually as I felt it no longer complimented my skin and hair. Since some of the beads stood out too much from the rest, I thought a change was in order.