This is one of the pieces I hope to finish on this trip – by finished, I mean I hope to get the bead weaving done and have a completed pendant that is ready to then be strung on a necklace that enhances its beauty.  Here it is in its unfinished state.  Bead weaving projects like this take a lot of thread.  This one may end up with about 12 yards of thread in it.  I normally work with thread in three yard pieces at a time.  Any longer than that and you are asking for trouble from the knot and tangle devils.  So, I end up with a lot of loose ends like you see here.

I keep the ends loose until I am totally finished with the bead weaving and then carefully knot, conceal, and cut each one.  In the end, you will not know they were ever there.