June 13, 2010

How to make a Soccer (Football) with Beads





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.

Materials:

60 3mm round beads (transparent AB)
size 11 seed beads (jet black)
Fishing line 90cm long


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June 5, 2010

How to make an Anchor with Beads





The top part of this anchor is actually a cross. The technique used to make the cross here is a little different from the "How to make a cross pendant" tutorial. The pattern is not that difficult but requires a lot of sewing up of the two sides so a bit time consuming. Add a necklace between the top bicone beads to use it as a pendant. Add a lanyard to use it as a cell phone charm, a short ball chain to make it a key chain, a ribbon to make it a handbag decor. . . I added a ring band and made a ring out of it.
Written pattern is located at this great site: http://www.artbeads.co.kr/recipes/?s_code=ABAG&s_pcode=70700881

Materials:
6 4mm bicone shaped beads
Approximately 50 3mm bicone beads
size 11 seed beads - silver lined, gold lined
fishing line (about 0.2mm) 90cm for the cross part; 60cm for the bottom part


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