"Try it," they said..."you'll love them," they said...."you'll grow as a beader," they encouraged....."you CAN teach an old dog new tricks," they assured....
But this is how I feel after an afternoon of fiddling with two hole beads....I've got some tension issues for sure!
My first mistake was using regular ol' two hole beads. Things weren't fitting together like they should and after comparing to the photos on the project I realized they were much more rounded on the edges than a traditional Super Duo
Thankfully I had some authentic Super Duo beads in my stash and I tried again.
In hindsight, I'm not sure why I didn't realize the first set of beads were so different from what the project called for! Seems so obvious with the nifty tapering ends that they would fit together better. Clearly I still need to work on my tension with this, but to be honest, while working on both of these attempts I just coudln't stand the way the two hole bead flips about and such when you only have one hole strung!!! Ugh - I must sound so curmudgeonly as I speak of these beads. I guess what I need to remember is I once felt the same way about peyote, and right angle weave and many other methods and techniques!!
Also - have you seen the latest issue of Creative Spark?
It came out a couple weeks ago but it's still current to share since the theme is fall inspired designs!! Check it out. Hope (of Crafty Hope) does an amazing job putting this eMag together and I'm proud to be a contributor!
Stay tuned for my next post....it will be a milestone post and I've got a giveaway up my sleeve! :)