I would post a picture, but I ripped it out :-( It was only practice and I got frustrated. I tried two samples, one with size 11 delicas, and one with size 11 seed beads. I am using Nymo and a size 11 beading needle.
The first time it was not loose. I threaded on 24 size 11 seed beads and it looked great, except I messed up the stepup and everything looked too even, so I ripped it out.
Second time I did the Full Circle method, with the # of beads divisible by 6, and then removed 1/3 of the beads as a reminder of when I was coming to the rows end. That's how they teach it. That is when it looked really loose...
I am so embarrassed. I have watched countless hours of tutorial videos on tubular peyote. Still, it is not clicking. My work is loose, and I can see the thread, yet I so carefully measure the number of beads to go around the dowel (I want to make beaded keychains).
Any hints or tips?
I work from top to bottom. Stepping down is very scary and I am sure I am messing it up, but my beadwork is so sparse and loose, I can't even tell.
The video I learned from (called Full Circle), teaches to have the number divisible by 6, and when you calculate that number, to remove 1/3 of the beads and loop the rest around the object. Other folks use 3, yet other things I've seen say as long as the amount of beads are even. Does it matter and do you need to follow a different method depending on what count you choose?
The first time I tried it, I tried it with all the beads on the object the first round, instead of removing 1/3 like Full Circle suggests. Yet I could not step down, everything was even and no new rows were forming.
Any help is appreciated. And if anyone is particularly good at this, and wants to do a video for me, I am happy to pay via PayPal or a donate link.
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Winding the thread (I am using Nymo) around the entire loom seems like a real waste of product, but I thought I recalled the guy who made it for me told me to do that.
So I am really lost
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