I gave up on the bead hunt and went with French knots using three strands of silk. I like the way it turned out.
Details on the sleeve
I worked on this girl almost all day yesterday. All I had left to do was the black edging of her robe up by the collar. The Kreinik got a knot in it and I was defeated. I could not deal with the knot and the compensating. I put her down and picked up my basketweave pillow. I will finish her today and the next time you see her, she will be back from the finishers.