Tips while working.
  While couching use your nails and fingers to keep design going the way you need it to. BRUTE force is NOT bad. Don't be afraid to do it, beads take ALOT to crack.
  Sometimes you will have a couching thread that WILL NOT go down, sticks out like a sore thumb, or crosses partially over a bead due to a bead not being aligned with the others well, just couch THAT thread down too.

Come up directly next to the thread, and go down over it on the other side.

  Tah dah! Hidden. I usually will do this after I have everything else done all at once.
Copyright 2000 Jen Funk Segrest (Elspeth Grizel of Dunfort) http://www.medievalbeads.com