I have to confess that I struggled with this weave. I decided not to do the small amulet bag, but to just learn the weave. I finally have it figured out now, but I felt like all thumbs when I began. I like the appearance of this weave, but it is not one of my favorite stitches to do at this point. I began by pulling the materials I would be using for the project, gathering them on a tray. I wanted to work on this in the house when I could find a few minutes (before work, while watching TV, etc.) rather than in my studio. The tray allowed me to move around from area to area easily and I could work directly on the tray, setting it on my lap as I worked. I had a few spare beads I had purchased at a garage sale that I wanted to use. I decided to create a variegated pink pattern but using the same color seed beads throughout.
My progress is shown below. My mistakes are also clearly visible. I began in the upper left side of this triangle. You can see by looking at the seed bead circles that by the end of the second row I finally had the stitch figured out. What I learned (besides the need to follow the directions) is that each bugle bead has a seed bead at each end and that you should only thread through to the seed beads right next to each other and not cross 'the circle' to another seed bead. I hope that makes sense.
Being one to never give up, I have now torn out the top couple of rows in order to re-do them. Honestly, I would probably have been ahead by just starting over, but I have a hard time admitting defeat. Let me know if you have done this stitch before and/or what you think of it. I'm hoping to be able to show you something a little more interesting using this stitch in a later post, but don't hold your breath. It could be awhile.