1a. Cut a 4-ft. (1.2 m) piece of thread. Thread a beading needle and, leaving a 7-in. (18 cm) tail, tie a 6/0 seed bead with an overhand knot. Go through the first foundation bicone.
1b String five charlottes. Go back through the second charlotte strung. Tighten the thread to cluster the beads.
2. Go through the three adjacent charlottes in the foundation and the second charlotte strung in step 1b.