When we were in California I bought some cabochons that were just ordinary Mexican agate and they captured my muse. They appear to have organisms trapped inside. so I have spent hours trying to fix them reading Jamie Cloud Eakin over and over. Then I bought Margie Deeb's Color books. My problem is there are no good bead shops close buy to put her color advice into practise.
So I have to find a way hang them and move on.
On the trip i made a bracelet so i could learn a stitch called African helix because Auntie's Beads AuntiesBeads.com shows how to make on video.