Susan Bowerman answered:
Thank you, Karen. It starts with a long strand of beads, then you keep weaving into that strand for about 5 inches on each end (modified 3 bead netting), then for the middle part, you do it more loosely, then resume that 3 bead netting toward the other end. You keep working back and forth until you are satisfied. It is tedious because ultimately, it is one strand that keeps growing, This technique takes me forever but I love the way it looks. When I make one of these, my shoulder hurts for days because I am working with such a long length of thread and the motion is very repetitive.