This is the project I was working on during the March thunder and lightening storm. The Seashell pattern is from www.i-bead.com’s Just bead’n Around, Designs from the heart by Amy Loh-Kupser. The main body of the seed bead amulet bag is done in a circular even count peyote stitch. Then the bottom is closed and fringe added. That was the easy part as was the necklace chain, my first attempt at a two-drop peyote stitch. The top part of the bag is a removable lid also done in even count circular peyote stitch. It decreases up to a crown of size 6 beads. That is where I had to grit my teeth and redo the rows over and over again, even though the instructions are well written. Finally it made sense but only after the storm when I could concentrate. Now you know why I wanted to finish this project. It took about a month to complete, although I have to confess there were a couple of weeks of procrastination. It was worth all my hard work. This is about the third project I have done from Amy Loh-Kupser’s patterns. Next on the agenda is her Hummingbird in Fuschias amulet bag. This time I’ll use white Silamide thread instead of 6# crystal Fireline as I want to see if the tension will be better overall. I’ll probably be doing a lot of beading in April as my computer continues to fall apart piece by piece by piece. Sigh.