So, today I spent 6 hours working on making one of the little bottles into a necklace. I was trying to use what was left of some hand-painted thread and it was looking really good. Unfortunately, I didn't load enough thread into my shuttle and I couldn't join new thread without making a really ugly lump and there wasn't enough left to start over.
Basically, I had something that looked really awesome and now it's trash. Another days worth of work, down the drain. Sigh. I'll have to try it again in some other thread.