for more than a month, is this:

I tested the pattern for Kathy, who once again created an amazingly intricate and beautiful creation. I am so proud of being a tester for her!

I used Size 40 Anchor thread in cream, about 3 full 50g balls and a litle more. Also bugle beads (strung on with an ordinary sewing needle *horror*, even breaking one!) and ended up entangling a good bit (which remains that way, I’ll undo it if I need the beads).

Now of course, Kathy has sent me 3 beading needles along with the beds for her next pattern (which is progressing very smoothly, let me say).
What a change the proper equipment makes! The beads are seed beads in turquoise, and the beading needle (big eye) made stringing a dream!