Another chronic illness beader here I swear they keep me sane!
I love beadweaving because there are some truly beautiful patterns out there, and because each amulet/panel you make is like a mini canvas, a little work of art.
I get the same calm feeling as when I'm oil-painting - it's therapeutic when I'm in pain, or my head is fuzzy. (though my petterngoes all wrong when I try and bead while brainfogged!)
I think there is also something quite soothing about hte repetition, watching something slowly take shape, piece by piece, in a way you don't really get with stringing or even things like netting. woven panels or bags can also be used to showcase embellishments and beading virtuosity