I've been playing with peanuts. The one holed, two sided seed bead which provides a huge amount of texture. It is a bit like doing cubic right angle weave in that you get two sides, lot's of texture, but is accomplished with only one thread path.
I think I want to continue to explore their possibilities. Here a necklace which will provide a nice backdrop for a sparkly bezeled navette shaped rivoli.
And now.....back to the illustrations. In my head I had three weeks left, the calendar suggests otherwise, two weeks until my next deadline.