Saturday, June 26, 2010
crocheting beaded ropes
It has this wonderful methodical feel to it, and although you are really supposed to string all of the beads first, I find that going back and forth between stringing beads and crocheting them makes the process nice and varied.
This is the video I used to learn this process. I have a few added pieces of advice. First, like she says, start with bigger beads. I didn't do this, and spent a lot of time taking out and redoing. Second, keep your tread on the inside of the circle and your bead on the outside. That was the thing that I kept screwing up.
I partially like this video simply for her accent. I love the way she says "crochet"
My original plan for this necklace was to use real raspberry leaves to make polymer clay replicas. They turned out far too big, and it just didn't look right. I was considering trying out making some smaller ones, but I'm thinking I may at long last be finished with this necklace. What do you think?