I have read through the entire 144 pages and as I read, I followed along using or referencing my camera. Then I started taking photos. Perhaps one of the drawbacks of upgrading to a more advanced, "better" camera with oodles of options and settings, is that you can't get away with as much as before. With my old camera, I could pretty much point and shoot and got pretty good pictures. One example is taking a photo of my computer screen. The old camera took a good clear picture with no problems. My new camera showed circular lines (some tech will know what they are). I also took a few photos using the same light I used with the old camera. The new camera "didn't like it" one bit. So, that just means that the camera is more demanding, requiring more precise settings..... and that of course means I need to experiment some more to dial it in so the camera and I are both happy!
I finished a very classy, unique spiral last night. It was one of the first spirals I made. It sat for a long time because the business I bought the beads from went out of business, and I had no way of asking where I could get more of these specific beads. All I had to go by was their SKU number. For at least two weeks, I went through close to all known bead companies and checked out their colors and SKU numbers. I finally found the company and ordered the beads, and so it is finally done and ready for you! I will also be making a really cool wide bracelet to go with it!