Happy Sunday to you. I was very excited yesterday because the postman delivered a package holding something I have wanted since I began crocheting with beads:
So, now to the task of using my new bead spinner ’til I get it right. It was a bit frustrating at first. And let me tell you, that needle is sharp!
What to do with all those beads???
Well, I have been watching several video tutorials on how to make a Crochet Bead Rope for some time, hoping someday I could master this craft also. Here’s my first chance!
I chose the nearest size 10 thread I had at hand, and some size 6/0 seed beads I had purchased in bulk thinking, if I give up in the middle at least I will not have wasted some nice beads. Good thing I guess.
I chose a video and got started! Then I ripped it out, and started again! And again . . .
Then I chose another video and tried again. Voila! By george I think I’ve got it. Sorta.
By the photos you can sure tell they are inexpensive beads. I do not recommend you do that. If your beads are not all very uniform in size, well . . . you will see by the following photos what happens. And besides, they just look cheap, to me anyway. They have been good for practice.
The bigger beads really caused some havoc. So, I started breaking them off the strand with a pair of pliers. This is what is called the ‘school of hard knocks’. I broke the thread!!!! Well, that was an experience. Finally got re-attached, and the knot hidden.
So, here’s what I have got so far. I will continue until I run out of beads, but this will never be a project. Maybe a trophy of some sort I can leave somewhere as a reminder of my humble beginnings as a ‘crochet bead roper’. 😀
I need a neck massage, ’cause this really kinda stressed me out. Can’t wait to make a real something.
Oh, almost forgot, here’s my google search: https://www.google.com/search?client=qsb-win&rlz=1R3DKUS_enUS327&hl=en&q=crochet+beaded+rope+video