OK, the fingers don't work all the time right now and I'm having trouble finding enough "swollen joint"-free times to get decent samples crocheted. My sister wants a snake lariat in 8/0 beads. I said I'd work something out and (hopefully) teach her how to crochet it. She says she'll learn it quickly, but that's going to be a maybe, we'll see. She can get rather pushy and loud when she's frustrated.
Is there anyone out there who might be willing to help out? I'll provide a PDF that has two test patterns on it. Try the patterns out, see what works, change out the bead colors and get back to me with photos and/or notes on what you like and find works. Facebook interaction is OK also.
Please, don't ask if you're going to file it away for a someday project. As an aside, I do have an appointment with a specialist on Feb 15th.... finally!
9:30 PM, 1-12-13, Thank You, I have plenty of crochet helpers at this point.