I have a container of mixed red beads that I picked up at Walmart when they were downsizing their craft department. I couldn't turn down 60 grams for only a buck and a half, but over a year later, I still hadn't used any of them. I looked at the container and thought about why I was having a hard time getting inspired, and I decided it was the bugle beads. I don't really like bugle beads. They have sharp edges that will cut your thread, and their shape makes them awkward for most bead weaving. I decided to challenge myself to use the bugle beads.
I skipped that problem by trying to remember how to make a beaded bead. I finally gave up and went online, and found this video tutorial. It looked like what I had in mind, so I whipped one up.
What I have are three nice parts and no way to make them a whole. Any ideas?