Beaded Balls Tutorials (3/1/2016)
Aren’t beaded beads fun? They can be the focus of a necklace or bracelet. They can be earrings. You can string a bunch of them for a necklace or bracelet. And they are great for using up leftover beads!
The following beaded necklace design is prepared for the upcoming Halloween. Halloween is a pretty great time for wearing handmade fun jewelry accessories, so just check out this beaded ball pendant necklace. The pendant is made with faceted oval black glass beads and 3mm orange seed beads. Here we go
A couple months ago I finally learned how to create a simple beaded ball. Or at least, this is my variation. Materials you will need: 12 beads (24 for two balls), nylon monofilament (can use fishing line also), scissors or wire cutters.
Beaded balls or beads are fun to make! I usually make beaded balls during Holiday Season and use as Christmas ornaments. You can make them as colorful as they can be. 3Use as charms, pendants or earrings. You can even string them together to make a bracelets and necklaces.
Pick a large lightweight wood or plastic bead for the base of this fun project. Since my wooden bead was painted blue, I decided not to fight against fate, but picked a good selection of blue beads in various sizes for most of the covering. I also threw in some contrasting beads for fun!
Making a large bead out of small beads is the kind of thing everyone should know how to do because the concept is just so cool. If you’ve made the beaded rings we featured previously you already have all the skills you need to make this.
I got hooked on the peyote beaded beads at Embellishment and have tried them in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 beads across and 6 rows down with delicas, 14’s and 15’s; haven’t tried 11’s yet because I really like the bitty beads best done with 8 beads in size 14’s or 15’s! There are a lot of peyote beaded bead both hollow and around a form techniques in magazines and web sites. Be careful, they are addictive!
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