Last spring, I blogged about beads. I had a lovely skein of single-ply handspun and a tube of beads, and I put them all together to make a shawl.
At the end of every row, I placed a bead. At first I used a crochet hook, but the handspun has delicious variation in the strands, and the hook didn't always work well. I soon switched to using a small piece of wire to place the bead on the stitch.
This shawl used over 600 beads. This was the project that might have broken my bead habit. I haven't beaded a thing since.
The finished product is sensational. I love this shawl. It gets a lot of wear!