The quadrennial FIFA inspired me to make this soccer ball. I don't have 3mm white beads so I used transparent beads instead. The smaller ball on the left was made with size 11 chalk white and black seed beads.
This is another pattern for making an ornate bead/ball. Use different colors of beads to make it look more like an ornate bead and less like a soccer ball.
60 3mm round beads (transparent AB)
size 11 seed beads (jet black)
Fishing line 90cm long
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