As it was coming together I keep looking through my bead stash to find something that will work better for it. Hrm. This is what I started with:
As the project grew I was trying to stick to brown, tan, black, with fuchsia accents. It continued to not work at all like I had planned. My friend Abigail helped give me some suggestions: take out the black, add more brown, different sized/shaped beads.... I was determined to finish it while we were in the Upper Peninsula this weekend visiting friends. But alas. Sunday is when I decided it was best to stop beading on it. I would put it on my wrist, crinkle my nose and pick something else to add. Normally more is more to me (bigger, better, more bling, more visual excitement), but I guess sometimes more is worse. Even the bead pile is unhealthy looking!