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Mar. 9th, 2011 @ 05:50 pm [Tutorial] Bead Ball #2
Tutorial : Bead Bead #2
Level : Intermediate
Technique : Crossweaving








Equipment
- Crystal bicone 4 mm.
- Seed bead 11/0
- Nylon thread No.25

The small blue bead ball used seed bead 8/0 and 11/0.

1.



Cut the thread around 90 cm. Make a ring of five seed beads.

2.



I believe you know how to make this basic motif. If you don't, please refer to this tutorial step 1 - 5. This bead ball will do this basic motif around the five seed beads.

Cross both threads at the seed bead (red arrow).

3.



You don't have to use different colors here. I just want to make it clear and easier to follow.

Put the thread into the next blue seed bead. Add another two seed beads. Cross both threads at the new seed bead (red arrow). Altogether, there will be five seed beads.

4.



This is the start point of the second round.

Put the thread into the blue crystal. Add one seed bead, one crystal and one seed bead. Cross both threads at the new crystal (red arrow).

5.



Put the left thread into the seed bead (red arrow). For the other thread, add one seed bead, one crystal and one seed bead. Cross both threads at the crystal (blue arrow).

6.



Put the left thread into the next seed bead and crystal (red arrows).

7.



Pick up the other thread, add one seed bead and one crystal. Cross both threads at a seed bead (red arrow).

8.



Put the left thread into next blue seed beads (red arrows) and add one seed bead (blue arrow). Cross both threads at a seed bead (green arrow).

9.



Put the right thread into the crystal (red arrow). Add one seed bead, one crystal and one seed bead. Cross both threads at a crystal (blue arrow).

10.



Put the left thread into the next seed bead and crystal (red arrows).

11.



For the right thread, add one seed bead and one crystal. Cross both threads at a seed bead (red arrow).

Repeat step 8 - 11 all around the bead ball.

12.



You will come to the start point of the second round. Just pass your left thread to the two blue seed beads and to the first red seed bead. Cross both threads at a new seed bead (red arrow).

13.



Put your thread into the next crystal on both sides (red arrows).

14.



Pick up the right thread, add one seed bead and one crystal. Cross both threads at a seed bead (red arrow).

15.



This is the same as step 8. Put the left thread into the next two red seed beads. Add one new green seed bead. Cross both threads at a new seed bead (red arrow).

16.



This is the last round. I use green beads. And this step is the same as step 9.

For the right thread, add one seed bead, one crystal and one seed bead. Cross both threads at a crystal (red arrow).

17.



This is the same as step 10. Put the left thread into the next seed bead and crystal (red arrows).

18.



This step is the same as step 11. For the right thread, add one seed bead and one crystal. Cross both threads at the seed bead (red arrow).

19.



Put the left thread into the next three seed beads. Cross both threads at a new seed bead (red arrow).

20.



Put each thread to the next crystal on each side (red arrow).

21.



Pick up the right thread, add one seed bead and one crystal. Cross both threads at a seed bead (red arrow).

Repeat step 19 - 21 one more time.

22.



You should get five green crystals now.

We repeat step 19 again. Put your left thread to the next three seed beads. Cross both threads at a seed bead (red arrow).

We repeat step 20 again. Put each thread to the next crystal on each side (blue arrows).

23.



Add one seed bead to each thread. Cross both threads at a first green crystal (red arrow).

24.



Use remaining the threads to connect all loose seed beads together. Feel free to string the threads back into the beads as you like.



I made three bead balls and thread them together with rose quartz and Chinese rondelle crystals.

These bead balls require lot of practice. It seems difficult at first but when you get use to it, it's quite easy. Don't give up if you can't make it in the first try.

Happy beading! 

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From:looleebelle
Date:March 9th, 2011 11:09 am (UTC)
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These bead balls require lot of practice. It seems difficult at first but when you get use to it, it's quite easy.

I let out an audible "gulp" - I shit you not - when I first saw this. lol! But the end result is too good to not give it a go!

Great post!
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From:beejang
Date:March 9th, 2011 04:29 pm (UTC)
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lol I hope I didn't scare you.
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From:jwojcq
Date:August 22nd, 2011 02:29 pm (UTC)

Bead Ball 2 tutorials

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hi there, Is the entire tutorial. It just seems like there are missing pieces. Thanks
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From:beejang
Date:August 22nd, 2011 03:56 pm (UTC)

Re: Bead Ball 2 tutorials

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It is the entire tutorial. And yes, if you just look at the photo, it looks like some steps are missing. But since it's all repetitive from the basic motif step 2, I did not provide the photos for that. If you have any trouble with any step, please let me know. :D
From:peggy5180
Date:March 9th, 2011 03:41 pm (UTC)

Beaded ball

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I love your work and thank you for the tutorial
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From:tattooed_raven
Date:March 9th, 2011 04:17 pm (UTC)
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Whoa... thanks for the lesson! Although it does look like it takes a few practice sessions, espeically for someone like me. :D

Thank you for sharing!
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From:vala_sg_1
Date:March 9th, 2011 11:16 pm (UTC)
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Thank you for your effort, your tutorials are the best I've seen by far!
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From:hiriel1804
Date:March 20th, 2011 07:48 pm (UTC)
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Great tutorial (as usual)!
I did this last week, had to try twice as I messed up the order, but it was quite easy when I realised I had to pay attention to the order in which I made the flower elements to get it to fit together in the end.
I made it with Purple Velvet swarovskis (bought from your etsy shop ;)) - it's a lovely colour :D
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From:beejang
Date:March 21st, 2011 05:22 pm (UTC)
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haha, thanks! I'm glad you like the tutorial and the crystals.
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From:Syarhah M. Tahir
Date:March 30th, 2011 06:36 am (UTC)
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I love this tutorial & Golden beauty choker. Thank you so much!
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From:ynq25335
Date:September 15th, 2011 08:51 pm (UTC)

Bead Bead #2

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Hi, I am trying to do this tutorial and I am confused after step 4. After step 4, at the red arrow, where does the left thread go? Where does the right thread go?

I know it's repetitious but if you could just describe the 'Add crystals and seed beads around five seed beads', that would help me a lot.

Thank you
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From:beejang
Date:September 16th, 2011 03:32 am (UTC)

Re: Bead Bead #2

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Sorry for the confusion. I did not say it clearly because the pattern will go on the same way. :D

After the step 4, put the left thread into the next seed bead. Add one seed bead, one crystal and one seed bead to the right thread. Then cross both threads at a crystal.

The ball will be a little advance for the first time. But if you make one, you will understand the pattern more clearly. :D
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From:Jen Lindley
Date:October 23rd, 2012 07:20 am (UTC)
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What thickness thread is best for most of your tutorials?

I can't find no25, only thicknesses.
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From:beejang
Date:October 23rd, 2012 09:36 am (UTC)
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This is the exact thread I used in most tutorials with crossweaving crystals.


It's what we used to bead in my country. I also find it in Ebay. There is not much info about it. It's only say 20, 25 or 30. lol

The most similar to my thread is Beadalon Supplemax. Try to find something with .25 or .30mm. It's quite thick and you can hand weave them without needle.
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From:Jen Lindley
Date:October 23rd, 2012 01:28 pm (UTC)
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thankyou! just got some 0.25mm on ebay x
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From:Oloruntoba Funke
Date:November 19th, 2013 04:00 pm (UTC)
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Tanks sooo much for the tutorial.God bless u.