Oh, fireline... how I hate thee sometimes! I made this beautiful new pendant, designed by Vezsuzsi, and as I got ready to put on the last few 15/0 sb, I started to bend it oh so gradually, to look at those little 3 mm fp which kind of get hidden in the pattern, and it paid me back for that bend, by gradually disintegrating before my tearful eyes! You can see at the top of this blue beauty that the layer is coming away from the center. So, basically, fireline is perfect, until it's not. I think those cute little fp I used may have been sharp at the drilled opening, but I can't be sure. There are several other beads in this piece that could have assisted with the disintegration, but if fireline can catch a fish without breaking, why oh why can't it string a dang pendant? It can, right? Catch a fish that is? But, alas, since I will not allow myself to be discouraged for long, I started once again, using a different color palette, and I was cautious and conscientious about my tension on every round! Tension, tension, tension, and sharp beads, make the diff I guess. Thank you, Sandy, for letting me quietly sob.... kidding... Thanks for a great class! No matter what happens in my learning cycle, I always enjoy that creating time with my beading sistahs at Bead Street.