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« on: February 17, 2010 07:17:42 AM »

I've never done any beading of any kind before, the nearest would be sewing some seed beads on stuff. Embarrassed However, as I'm obviously not normal I've decided I want to bead myself a necklace using a resin cab I made. My question is, would http://www.beadandbutton.com/bnb/default.aspx?c=a&id=4094 be completely, ridiculously impossible for a beginner (the bezel, not the back of the turtle)? I have 6 months to complete said necklace, so time isn't a problem - I was then thinking some freeform madness inspired by IrynaHamilton's Black Sea necklace, or would that also inspire experienced beaders into derisive snorting? Undecided
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2010 07:28:29 AM »

It seems to be basic peyote beading.

Here's a great tutorial:

http://beadwork.about.com/library/weekly/aa071497.htm
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2010 08:17:57 AM »

I have taught this method to new beaders in the past and it is not too hard. The instructions look good. If you have handled a needle and thread and your beads have fair sized holes you should be ok. Try not to snag a previous thread when going through the bead on the next pass through. You can manage this by sliding the needle along the top side of the bead hole while keeping the previous thread snugged down with your other hand. Don't be afraid to backtrack if it looks wrong.
And look out for cats near your bead tray!

Good luck, Laurie

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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2010 09:51:13 AM »

Thanks for the confidence, though the advice about cats will inevitably be ignored Tongue I didn't think the instructions looked beyond me, but you know how sometimes you're just not sure if you're misreading it and making it far simpler than it is (like Ikea instructions).

Again, thanks for the tips - off to pick some beads now Smiley
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