I must admit, I felt the same way at first, but I found a wonderful video by Heather Collins who, in my humble opinion, is one of the best designers in CRAW stitch (not to mention her other projects); has a unique style and an amazing CRAW video that has up close visuals , as well as, step-by-step directions.
If you want to learn CRAW, I recommend starting with Heather's video. With that said, when this stitch was voted for our Monthly Bead Challenge, I thought great, but many were hesitant and timid, so to show my courage, I tackled a Heather Collins design "Guinevere Cuff".
I started with my color palate
I purchased this pattern about 2 years previously but I was just to intimidated to start it, I must say, I am glad that I did. The results are breath taking and Heather provides a complex design that leaves one with new techniques regarding CRAW.
This is 3 individual eight unit CRAW ropes that are joined together
This bracelet is sturdy and full of character
I finished it with antique copper magnetic clasps
Truly this will be a go-to pattern because there are so many elements to this pattern, you could take one of them and develop a whole new design
I also made a simple CRAW bracelet and incorporated crystals.
Pretty in Pink
So regardless of your design, CRAW can assist you to create a piece that can suite your personal style. Simplistic or complex, CRAW does not disappoint when you incorporate it into your designs. So grab those beads and give CRAW a try, you won't be disappointed.