So on Sunday I posted instructions on how to Bead Crochet and said that on Monday I would be taking a class on this. Well things went great, at first, when we were working with pony beads and yarn. And the beads were arranged in color coordination. So I did that practice model twice, felt very comfortable with it and decided to move on to a harder combination. I moved up to size 6 seed beads, thread, and a size 1 needle. Oh boy, was I in for a challenge. Now I didn't start this endeavor until I got home so there was no instructor or anyone else around to help me. This is what I got after about 3-4 rows:
As you can see, if you know anything about bead crochet, it is not what it is supposed to be. It looks more like a bead toggle. So I am going to have to take it all out down to the first 6 and start over. If the beads were in any type of color coordination it would be much easier, but since they are not, I am having much difficulty. These are the beads I am working with:
As you can see there really is no way of putting them in a color scheme. So I guess I will just keep at it. As they say, practice makes perfect.
I would love to hear any of your comments or suggestions on this. Maybe things to try?
I am a part time beader who would love to do it full time but don't have the time to devote to it. I thought it would be nice to devote a page to other beaders, like myself, who don't have the time to scan the internet looking for patterns for seed beads or who don't want to spend money on books, a place to go to find new ideas for different things to create. I hope to create a place where you can find patterns for bracelets, necklaces, bags, etc. There may be a few patterns thrown in for non-seed bead pieces as well just to spice it up a bit. My personal favorite weave is the peyote is I find is so diverse. I have been beading for rather a short amount of time compared to others since it has only been, regularly for about 2 years, but I have picked it up quickly and have gotten great compliments on my work. It is soothing and like therapy for me. I just want to share a little of my happiness with others. Please enjoy this site!