Previously I'd tried to make a necklace using one continuous tube. It doesn't mold around the necklace nicely, so this time I made 3 smaller sections with a large glass bead between them to act as a hinge. This works. The tubes have beads filling the centers. It's the only way to have a good path for the thread, and you can use ugly beads as they are hidden.
Thanks for commenting on my last post. The Bead Journal Project has been a good one to be involved with.