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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Tubular even count peyote, ready to cry :-((( on: March 23, 2010 12:49:15 AM
Hi all!

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.
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Tips or tutorials on how to string a bead loom? on: January 10, 2010 05:49:46 PM
Hello All,

I just got my first bead loom, but am having trouble getting started as I can't seem to figure out how to string it. I bought mine and it has eye hooks every few inches to anchor the threads. I can't seem to figure out to start stringing from the end, from the center, or where? And I can't figure out to cut the thread while I am stringing or keep it on the spool  Undecided

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  Embarrassed

I can't find any really good video tutorials on YouTube or Google that match the kind of 12" wide wooden loom that I have so I would appreciate any ideas...

Thanks so much Smiley
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Best sewing machine for suede and leather? on: April 05, 2009 05:53:49 PM

What would be the best choice for sewing suede and leather? Also, what needles do you recommend? Budget is of course the utmost consideration...

Thanks! Smiley
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / knitted shawl collalrs? on: December 22, 2004 02:18:55 PM
does anyone know how to use the percentage system (Elizabeth Zimmermans) to figure out how many stitches to pick up to knit a shawl collar onto a sweater. I have searched and searched, posted on knitty.com, and still nothing....i found directions on how to make a shawl collar, but none on how to figure out how many sts to pick up. i am designing my first sweater and want that type of neckline...thanks

grateful me :-)
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / knitting software for macs? on: December 14, 2004 08:47:38 AM
does anyone know of knitting math/sweater design software for MACS?
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