Hah! I rarely rant here but I'm pissed. Oiks. As you all know, I love my wine but I don't try to write a beading tute while I'm drinking it! :( Matter of fact, screwed up beading tutes drive me to imbibe! :D Any excuse. ;D
ok, You beaders will know the answer to this question. Does anyone at magazine offices actually proof/edit the tutorials BEFORE they are published?
Obviously not, which is why I'm ranting. But why not? I don't get it. Do they do it on purpose so you can't actually make the project?
Ok, I have a girlfriend who is very small boned and this will fit her perfectly. Happy Birthday, Pat. :) But....
Back to directions. Not only was the length off by one full inch (add an inch to the end of your nose to see just how big one inch really is) but for many parts, the directions were so garbled as to be incomprehensible and, in some places, flat out unworkable. Why does this happen? This is probably the 8th time I have tried to follow directions in a magazine only to find that they have left out parts, made the photos totally backwards or completely different from the words or just had their 5 year old write the directions. These are not just a dropped word here and there but entire paragraphs of simply wrong directions.
I ripped this bracelet apart about 6 times trying to follow the words. When I just looked at the photos, it was ok and I just got there on my own. You experienced beaders have run into this, right? Or so they just put out one screwed up magazine and make sure I get it? Oiks. :(
Ok, my rant is done. But, just for my peace of mind, does anyone have a good reason why this happens over and over? Now, I better go have a glass to get me through the horror of it all. :D