"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman



Today I'm posting my very first Icosahedron beaded bead. To give you an idea of it's size, it's in the bottom of a Margarita glass. I guess it's about the same as a quarter in diameter.

3 weeks ago I needed a little break from the knitting. I've been wanting to try making one of these for a long time.

 It's made with 4mm crystals, purple lined size 11 seed beads, and size 15 metallic silver seed beads.

It's right angle weave done with 2 needles. Also called cross weaving, it's something I've not done in a long time, and then it was only once. If you want to try making one of these there are two patterns that I recommend. I used them both.

Icosahedron Bead Ball

Disco Ball Beaded Bead

These patterns are both for purchase, but reasonably priced, and well written. To the best of my knowledge, there isn't one available for free on the web.

It's been cloudy and snowing off and on today. I was hoping the sky would clear so I could see the lunar eclipse tonight. :-( Rats!

Live long and prosper.\\//

1 comment:

  1. Ooo cool! It's a wintery icosahedron with 11° seedies! I love how you've used silver seedies on the 20 faces of the icosahedron - they give the completed beaded bead an extra fancy touch.

    Thanks very much for mentioning my Disco Ball beaded bead tutorial. It's heartwarming to hear such kind words about my tutorial writing style, and I really appreciate the reference and the feedback. My tut is written for one needle, but it's good to know that using a 2-needle technique will work just as well.

    Have a very Happy Holiday season!