So I'm finally getting these beads posted... I've been working on encasing which is basically covering your colored or opaque bead with clear glass. It has been real fun since I love the glass beads because of their transparency quality. I still need tons more practice, of course, but these are what I've done so far. Also, I made some encased stringers, even though I'm having a difficult time with stringers... I think I'm starting to develop my own technique for it, although I'm not so sure what it is... it just seams to work out sometimes & I run with it (I guess that's my technique... I know, I'm such a dork!