About to finish the jacket – just have to put the sleeves in, then finish all edges and bead the trim. Couldn’t wait on the beading though, so I did one of the pockets to see whether it would look any good. Beading in a straight line with a variety of beads is a bit challenging, so I think I’ll stitch guide lines to follow – will help me see where the needle should go into the fabric on each stitch.

I will bead up the front, around the neck and around the bottom of each sleeve. Not going to bead around the bottom of the jacket, as sitting would be hard on the beads & thread.