So I couldn't resist -- I just had to try one. These just might be addictive! But I'm certainly not going to break any land speed records making them. Even allowing for the fact that today was design day, it took me most of the day to make one approximately 20mm bead, containing 4 vintage 5mm square chatons and an uncounted number of sizes 6, 8, 10, 11 and 15 beads.
There are no increases or decreases in the stitching in this little bead; it's shaped purely by using different sized beads to round a basic cube shape. Right now I have it hanging on a sterling silver cable chain; part of me would like to make a whole bunch more, and part of me wants to leave it at that.
I wonder which of us will get up tomorrow?