An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Size Does Matter
Jane Eborall's patterns clearly state the size of the beads needed. Unfortunately, the beads in my stash are not necessarily as clear about their size! Sometimes it comes down to trial and error. In the blue daisy, the bead I used for the centre was much too small. The daisy is squashed and not round - it just won't do. The small white beads I used in the other bracelet are too big, so the petals don't sit correctly. I was a bit worried that the middle bead would be too big, but actually it works. Some experimenting on the blue one means I know exactly how big the bead for the in-between rings should be. Now I can revisit my bead box and choose the right beads for a black-and-white version of Jane's Daisy bracelet.