In the next couple of months I'm going to try and concentrate on making beads - without finishing them as jewelry. Not always, because I do enjoy the jewelry making. But a few people have requested to purchase beads alone. My beads tend to be about 1". I can make them smaller but I don't really like to. After all the work of building the cane and working the colors just so - I like them to be seen. My beads are bold and so is my jewelry. In the meantime, I strung the 9 beads I made out of the not so favorite cane and I was pretty happy with the results.