Tubular Herringbone trial
June 23, 2007
Last night was rainy, so no working in the garden or on the yard. After making a Fairy Ladder (I love these, I have had all kinds of shop clerks commenting on my necklace in the past week!), I decided to give one of the ideas in Dustin Wedekind’s Getting Started With Seed Beads a try. I pulled out my book, a supply of seed beads, some thread, and a Big Eye needle.
I decided to try the Squishy Rings project on page 115. First I had to learn the Tubular Herringbone stitch. Since I’m unfamiliar with most stitches, it takes me a bit to get started, but I did it! For me, text instructions for something as detailed as seed beading are worthless; I am a very visual learner, so good illustrated instructions are essential. I found Wedekind’s illustrations to be Very Helpful in figuring out the stitch.
I didn’t quite finish the project, but I got about an inch and a half done. It’s going a lot faster now that I know what I’m doing! I just used practice beads this go round, so I’m anxious now to use some nicer beads to actually make something.
Read my full review of Getting Started with Seed Beads on Beading Help Web.