>>Unfortunately, I must be doing something wrong because
>>the rows of beads don't snug up against each other like I would think
>>they should. I find I get spaces between the rows in between where
>>I've looped into the previous row. Should I be doing extra passes
>>through the rows of beads to snug them up? Any other ideas? Do I
>>just need a lot more practise?
>It may be your beads-- you may need to sort through them to make sure that all
>the ones you're using are the same size. This is why many people like Delicas--
>less "sorting" to do.
>Some threads stretch, as well-- many people "pre-stretch" their Nymo/other
Hmmm...I'm using seed beads at the moment because I don't have
local access to Delicas. I'm trying the method that one threads the
first row of beads, skip the last bead on the row and go back through
all the beads, then thread all the beads of row 2 on, loop into row 1,
then go through 3 beads, loop inbetween the beads on row 1 and so on.
I seem to get it looking 'loopy looking' :( Am I a klutz? or am I
reading the instructions wrong?
Ah well...I've conquered Peyote and square stitch, as well as
loom weaving....3 out of 4 isn't too bad :)
take care, Linda :)
(who is finding everytime she goes to the craft store, she comes out
with the beads she went for and at least one other colour.....)
Vancouver Island, bc.ca :) (remove 'nospam' to reply)