My personal word, then, is:
Reflecting back on 2012 I was often challenged to go outside my comfort zone and, yes, sometimes (often) I have made mistakes. But we often learn and develop more when we are challenged than if we are given an easy ride. I think I've learnt most when I've been able to talk things over with others, so that is definitely something to focus on for next year.
I also have a motto for 2013, which is complementary:
it's ok to use what you have.It applies to the beading work, and also to a whole lot of other things too. Our inner resources are often a lot stronger than we think.