Then I came across this tutorial over on the Ruby Mines Blog. Now I had to try it.
I didn't have enough turquoise beads on hand, but did have these lovely pink Argentian Rhodonite beads on hand in 3 different sizes. My inspiration picture from the Garnet Hill magazine has the different sizes in it.
So I gave it a shot. Robin's tutorial is super easy to follow.
I only made 3 wraps around and found that to be plenty with the thickness of the leather and beads I chose.
I plan on making another one with turquoise once I buy some more beads....