I've had this pattern in my mind for quite some time. All but the little border on the bottom of the focal bead. It seemed to be the finishing touch for the design. I'm working on the stringers to become even slimmer and slimmer. As it is - the second I begin to lay the black stringers down on the hot glass I start holding my breath. I suppose I could eventually pass out. I'd better put my yoga into the equation and remember to B R E A T H ! Just B R E A T H ! After all, It's just a bead...right?