The bead thing seems to be working out. Or rather, I seem to be able to apply beads to loops of string in a more or less consistent manner. And, working on the idea that something done consistently tends to eventually look intentional and maybe even appealing, I’m getting a pleasantly orderly result.
I know it looks a bit scruffy now. I promise it will look better later. I’ve still got to figure out if it’s going to be a bracelet or a necklace, and there’s a fair bit of fiddling with it yet to be done, but I’m liking it so far.
And really, I want some sort of reward for putting those lighter beads in there randomly. It’s very unlike me, but I think it was the best choice here.