I'm not one for resolutions or bucket lists, but I've had it in mind for some time to learn some beading. And, like anything new, the mere thought terrified me. Yesterday I took a deep breath, followed the instructions, wielded my "4 in 1" pliers tool thingey, and produced these marvels. They're not all perfect, but I will be giving one set of earrings to a friend tomorrow as a belated holiday gift. The knitting continues, but don't be surprised if there are a few more bead interludes in the works as well!