Spiral to donut

My daughter caught me beading on the deck, and snapped a picture.  Click to enlarge.
It's not the best picture of me ever, but you can see that I am wearing a necklace that I made, and also that I am making something else - a spiral (thanks, Vicky!).  My daughter didn't like the spiral.  I don't know why, if it was the shape of the color, but I could see that I didn't want to make a long rope of it like I originally intended, so I brought it around and made a donut.
I think this will make a nice focal bead, and plan to make some smaller beaded beads to complete a necklace.  I will have to use some other pattern to make the rope necklace that I want.

Juliet Arrighi