A couple of things to make this easier. Make sure you count out the 73 crystals needed for this (don't just pull from a pack). Also, make sure you pull out the number required for each step. This not only keeps you on the right path - it also helps when you rewind the video to see the step again.
Right versus left thread. Don't get hung up on which is which and try to remember where you are. The thread that is facing your left - is the 'left' one. When you do a crossover (both threads going thru one bead) - the thread that is now facing your left - becomes the 'left' thread. You do not need to color the ends of the thread to keep track. To make connections, this gal has a very easy method (by folding the work). Watch that part carefully.
In a couple of places she says "show you one more time". She does not repeat any steps. What she means is "do it one more time".
| Puffy crystal hearts beaded with 5mm, 4mm, and 3mm|
Barb and I both started with 5mm crystals for the first one, then beaded one with 3mm crystals. We used Illusion cord size .010 for the 5mm one and the same cord on two needles for the 3mm ones.
I also beaded another 4mm heart using Soft Touch flexible beading wire, You only need 50 inches so at 7.99 a spool - that's a little over a dollar. This works okay if you know what you are doing. If you have to pull stitches out however, it can kink badly. So I recommend you start with the Illusion cord.
The video is in 3 parts. At the end of part 2, she cuts off the threads and the heart does not have a hanging loop. Watch part 3 before cutting off any threads. Email if you have any questions or come into the store for help and as always - Have Fun!!
Here is the link: http://www.jewelrymakingprofessor.com/puffyheart.html