Sunday, November 4, 2012

To Bead Or Not To Bead.....

If you're going to add a bead to the centre of a split ring, it has to be the right size bead. Too small and a loop of thread shows unattractively. Too big and the ring won't close properly. I wasn't happy with how the beads were looking, so I started again, without beads. The thread is a Coats size 40. Since I'm not very expert at adding beads, I think for now I'll stick to using beads with size 20 thread.


  1. I truly admire those who add beading to their tatting. Some day I will allow myself to relax enough to try it. I love those beaded eyes!

  2. I like your pretty gecko in red. you are right about needing the correct size beads. I never seem to have the right size.

    1. I puzzled for a long time, but I needed three sizes of beads that 'related' to each other and I just couldn't work that for the red.

  3. Too true about beads - I often still get it wrong too!!!!