Temari "Beach Ball" Charm

 

Supplies

30 – 6mm Facet Beads, your color choice

36” of Nylon filament #7718 4721

20 seed beads – color coordinate

Lanyard Hook #7740 3501

 

NOTE:

To help with this project, print diagram 1 and diagram 2 for help with this project.

You will be working with one length of nylon filament string. The beading will start in the middle of the string and the 2 loose ends will be separated and referred to as the Left string and Right string. Generally, after each step, the right and left strings will be coming out from opposite ends of the same bead.

When referring to Left and Right strings: The Left string will be in your left hand and will face outwards away from the center of the beads. The Right string will be in your right hand and will face inwards towards the building cluster of beads.

Directions

  1. To begin, string 5 beads to the middle of the nylon filament string. Take the right end of the string and cross the thread through the last bead, creating a circle of beads. The right and left ends of the string should be coming out at opposite ends of that bead.

  2. Add 4 beads onto the left string. Take the right string and cross through the last bead that was strung. This creates another closed circle.

  3. Add 3 beads onto the left string. Take the right string and cross through the first bead in the first circle then through the last bead on the left string. This creates another closed circle.

  4. Add 3 beads to the left string. Take the right string and cross through the second bead in the first circle then through the last bead on the left string. This creates another closed circle.

  5. Add 3 beads to the left string. Take the right string and cross through the third bead in the first circle then through the last bead on the left string. This creates another closed circle. By now, the ball is starting to take a more 3-D shape.

  6. Add 2 beads to the left string. Take the right string and cross through the fourth bead in the first circle, the first bead in the second circle then through the last bead on the left string. This creates another closed circle and completes half of the ball. (Note: the second circle is next to circle #6, which you just completed.)

  7. Add 3 beads to the left string. Take the right string and cross through the second bead in the second circle you made. Then string through the last bead on the left string, creating another closed circle.

  8. Add 2 beads to the left string. Take the right string and cross through 2 beads, one from the second circle and one from the third circle. Continue and go through the last bead on the left string creating another closed circle.

  9. Add 2 beads to the left string. Take the right string and cross through 2 beads, one from the third circle and one from the fourth circle. Continue and go through the last bead on the left string. Slip the 10mm jingle bell in now.

  10. Add 2 beads to the left string. Take the right string and cross through 2 beads, one from the fourth circle and one from the fifth circle. Continue and go through the last bead on the left string.

  11. Add 1 bead to the left string. Take the right string and go through 3 beads: one from the fifth circle, one from the sixth circle and one from the seventh circle on this second half of the ball. Continue and cross through the last bead on the left string. The ball with the bell inside is now completed.

  12. Finishing- String 20 seed beads onto the left string. Take the right string and cross through and string through all 20 seed beads. The two strings should meet together. Tie 2 sturdy knots to secure the beads. Slip the ends of the string through a few beads to hide the ends. Cut off excess string close to beads. Slip the lanyard hook onto the seed bead loop.

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