I recently finished my second Roller Bead Necklace, designed by Cathy Lampole and featured in Bead and Button magazine’s October 2012 issue. As always, I struggled with the colors although I used a color wheel to help me. Often the beads the magazines feature are hard to find or require readers to buy the suggested color combinations from many different vendors. So to save a buck I muddle through, ordering what I hope will look pretty, usually buying online from Fire Mountain Gems in Oregon. Sometimes I get lucky and sometimes not. The metallic red seed beads used in this necklace weren’t my ideal pick but after a while I decided they would do. It’s really an easy pattern and the beaded beads work up in an hour.