Stitching a collar design and having it lay flatly around the neck (without buckling) ... hmmm... a quandry for a tight beader like myself! This is really a fun pattern (a design by TrendSetter Yasmin Sarfati) and has so many color combination possibilities - it's like a rainbow of color around my neck. This was my first attempt at a collar, and I feel like I need to try it again - right away - so I can try to bead softer with less pull. The problem I noticed as I was beading was the thread showing in-between. Not a look I love. On the very top row of RAW, I went back through, adding 8 sb in-between the 3mm fp. That seemed to work, but the subsequent rows buckle slightly. So, if someone knows the secret, please share!