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As I bead in the BeadAlong with all of you, I am experimenting myself, as this is the first time I have used the itty-bitty Delica 15/o beads for joining. I am in love with their tiny size and huge holes. What technology!
For this example, I am going to join the backs of the Warped Hexes as well as the front. This choice takes away some views of the cycle parts as they turn, but it also makes the units much easier to understand and handle, and is a good choice for BatCycle beginners.
Have a peek – I am just beginning to lay out the photos, but I know many are eager to see. I beaded these elements to 11 beads per side, for a slightly smaller (and quicker) build than the 12 beads per side I made the first demo with. I used same-colour Delica 11/o beads to join the two colour quadrants of the Warped Hexes, and the little Delica 15/0 cylinders to join the Triangles.
More soon, and we will have another session online this Saturday to answer questions and help.