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.
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!ReplyDelete
Ah, the eyes were easy!Delete
I like your pretty gecko in red. you are right about needing the correct size beads. I never seem to have the right size.ReplyDelete
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.Delete
Too true about beads - I often still get it wrong too!!!!ReplyDelete