But when I saw Heather's video, something clicked, and I just had to jump in and give it a try.
In Heather's video, she used a separate color for each set of units. I decided to do the same while learning the stitch. I really like the color combos, however, the crystal thread showing, not so much!
So Mandy, here's my sample stitch for the day! I did learn something from a previous experience. I won a pattern from SandFibers last year, and since she had just finished her Blooming Beads pattern, that was what I requested. After struggling with it in the size 11 Delicas it called for, I finally wised up and used size 8's! Here's a pic of that gorgeous thing.
Now, this is one substantial bead in size 8's! But, that was just what I needed to be able to understand the pattern.
So, back to the CRAW, I decided size 8's were again the way to go. I don't know if it was that, or just Heather's excellent video, but that was such an easy stitch to understand. Nancy's Colorplay necklaces are so pretty, I'm just itching to work this stitch in 11's now.
I guess this was really my BTW, a day early!