I had this chicken almost done with smooth rows of white for the feathers. When Ling-Yen stopped by and looked at the chicken I realize how uneven those rows were. One afternoon, without thinking I cut them all off. What a mess of beads and threads. Still I persevered. I cleaned up my tray by sewing all the beads back on in three-bead picots. Only today did I have the courage to photograph the results and now I see I must put the picots in more thickly or the chicken's feathers are as thin and see-through as my own gray hair is! Back to the bead tray. At least I know what to do! I suspect the camera angle makes a difference. See how good the beads look on the butt?