Mapping It Out
Like many beaders, I often chart out a pattern on a grid such as this:
(This grid works for ladder stitch and loom projects, in which the beads in each column or row line up.)
Grids come in very handy for knowing what beads are needed for the row your working on. I don't, though, have enough colored pencils to allow for every color of bead I have, so, unfortunately, the grid for me is more of a basic outline. I can use my red pencil for all reds, but what if, say, I want to use two or three different reds?
Do any other beaders have this problem? Or have a solution?