This shawl really is cursed! I got a message from the bead seller saying that they can only get two more tubes of beads. I need four more (and ordered five more to get free shipping). They're going to refund the extra three tubes and I seem to have found more elsewhere, so hopefully I'll be able to finish the shawl.
I do like how the beads look against the yarn. I can keep going for now, but I have no idea when I'll be able to finish!