I had recently checked out a book from the library - pretty cool looking and I had eyed it for awhile on Amazon -
And it has amazing pictures - very inspiring - such eye candy, so of course I had to try some of my own. First, tried with 4 colors - because I found out quickly it's a little more difficult crocheting a rope with beads than normal crochet.
But, as I had already threaded 3 strings with beads, I must forge ahead.The verdict - Very difficult to begin - a lot easier after a few rows. Definitely need to string more beads than you think you will need. My first bracelet was too short and I don't have anymore beads in those colors.
This is another one, already strung. And this next picture is after I gave up and decided that bead crochet ropes are a not a craft I want to pursue. That's part of this year - figuring out when to cut my losses and what to forge ahead on. It actually feels kind of freeing to say that - to set a limit. Funny thing isn't it - how limits makes us feel freer?