I made a couple of quick samples for Tuesday's class in which students made tiny little spacer beads in two styles, one of which had three variations. Fun, quick stuff.
While I often tend to gravitate to somewhat complex projects that students have a hard time finishing in a couple of hours, it's a nice change of pace to be able to complete about three and a half beaded beads in a couple of hours, even starting a little late (traffic was awful).
Mostly what I've been doing in the beading department was this class sample, which is not even slightly quick. The colours and finishes are more ethereal than I usually end up with, and while the colours and effect didn't turn out quite the way I envisioned it, I'm not disappointed.