Who knew that making Russian Leaves was the coolest thing ever? Raise your hands; I know you knew that and just never told me. So, okay, the first one is very confusing and takes forever and doesn't look anything like the diagrams until suddenly it does; but the second one works up in no time flat and even whispers suggestions for modifications to make it work even better in my design.
Yes, I am making that flower-filled extravaganza of a necklace that I've wanted to make since the first time I saw one. I finally got up enough nerve to do it. I'm old enough now. Perhaps there are young women with enough guts to make a beaded garden and wear it around her neck, but I was not one of them.
Age has its benefits.