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« on: February 25, 2014 12:35:09 PM »

I've been experimenting with hugs and kisses style patterns (like this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2rKYnRVXFw&feature=youtu.be as a pendant)  and I find it difficult to get good tension on my projects. I wonder what could be the solution:

1) more practise (just started today)
2) change from thread to fishing line
3) tighten more during working
4) learn some secret tightening technique I'm not aware of (I just pull the threads every witch way and see if it helps)
5) make sure the bead sizes work well together for the pattern/adjust pattern to work with beads

Or all of the above? Something else?
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2014 05:02:55 PM »

It sounds to me like you know what you need to do. I'd go with all of the above & see what works. You know what they say...practice makes perfect! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2014 09:04:29 PM »

Thanks. I suppose you are right Smiley

I tried another pattern yesterday (a round one) and it works better. Despite all the mistakes I made, it's not wobbly at all. All I did with it was pay more attension to teh overall tension. So it seems like it's just practice, ractice and more practice Smiley
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