I am having so much fun playing with this tutorial and trying different things! I'm going to show you a few of the variations that I played around with, and I'm sure there are tons more that I haven't tried yet. But I will!
(all bead-weaving in photos is complete, though in some I haven't put the ear wire on the earring yet)
|Using different sized beads|
|Increasing starting bead count|
Then I wanted to see what I could do with color. Here is the red, white, and blue striped result of that experiment. I think it looks pretty cool. I'd like to see what else I can do with just color to make them look different.
I've also been substituting other beads for the 8's, and getting great-looking results! Here are the photos, captioned with the type of bead I substituted.
|Miyuki Tiny Drop Beads|