Okay, so it wasn't forever. But it sure seemed like it! 39 diagrams later, it's finally done and listed in my Etsy Store.
I really didn't think it would be such a big tutorial; I was amazed at how many different steps there were, once I started writing them down. It's funny, but it takes a lot less time to do each step with beads than it takes to draw each step in Photoshop.
I'm trying to keep a good balance between beginning and more advanced projects in my store, but I have to admit that the beginning tutorials are a lot easier and faster to write! Well, yes, that's a big "doh!" moment; of course they are. But, even though the more advanced ones take longer, I want to keep doing them. It's a fun challenge for me to come up with more advanced projects.
Since it's a new year, I thought I'd ask you what sort of projects you'd like to see! Feel free to post a comment here, email me, or PM me on any of the forums I frequent. I can't promise to make your suggestion, but if I do, I'll give you a free copy of the tutorial!