I've been avoiding it big time out of fear of messing it up but ohwow am I happy I tried it today! It took a lot of work and patience and pain! (The heat just isn't very fun to work in and the back of my neck hurts extremly a lot after working on a bigger cane! I don't know what it is but now it's time to relax) I can't wait to use this cane in what ever it wants to turn into: bead, pendant, whatever! Exiting!