The other project I finished this weekend is another Christmas gift.
For purposes of knowing how long it takes to complete certain projects, I kept track of how long each step took. It was a LOT longer than I expected, mostly because this projects was with the smaller 10/0 beads. I really hope she likes it!
Silver 10/0 beads
Lime green 10/0 beads
Extra Fine Size 30 crochet thread
reddish/pinkish one I did since the contrast of colors wasn't as strong this time.
All told, I spent about 7.5 hours threading all the beads. It took about 8 hours to crochet the necklace and about 3 hours to crochet the bracelet.
...and it was probably at least a good 45 minutes to clean everything up when I noticed a mistake in my beads, had to break some off, and apparently broke the thread right along with it. These tiny beads were EVERYwhere, and I didn't know how to fix this midstream since the thread is all on the inside (and you can't risk having a knot show up on the outside somewhere--also, the beads won't move over a knot, even if I tried). Very disheartening. But now it's complete! Phew! Praise the Lord.