I managed to survive through the holidays, and have to share a few pictures now that they are done. I wasn't sure how it would all look when I was done, since I didn't have a plan, but it turned out pretty good I think. Way back in September last year, I did some bead artist trading cards for a swap. All of them were monochromatic, and my Mom flipped over the white one(her favorite color is white). She wanted something done in white like that, and we decided she needed a collar. I have never actually done a collar before, so I got out some old Bead and Button magazines, and some bead embroidery books I have and went to work. I don't think it turned out half bad for a first try. All in all, Mom was impressed and it was a very Merry Christmas!