DIY How to make Beaded Ball or Bead Tutorial

Let’s play ball today!
how to make beaded ball tutorial
Beaded balls or beads are fun to make! I usually make beaded balls during Holiday Season and use as Christmas ornaments. You can make them as colorful as they can be. 3D Beading.comhow to make beaded ball tutorial
Use as charms, pendants or earrings. You can even string them together to make a bracelets and necklaces.
Now let’s start to play ball with a Beginner Beaded Ball or Bead Tutorial. In this tutorial we used 2 colors of bicones so you can clearly see how layers are created. The threads are represented as “R” for right thread and “L” for left thread.Step 1:
Cut an arm span of thread and thread both ends into a needle. String 5 bicones and position at the center of the thread. You have your L and R.
how to make beaded ball tutorialStep 2:
Going to your left, pass the R into a bicone.
how to make beaded ball tutorial
Pull the thread. You now have a circle of beads.
how to make beaded ball tutorial

Step 3:
On your L slide in a bicone and your R with 3 bicones.
how to make beaded ball tutorial
Going to your left pass R into the nearest 2 bicones shown in brackets.
how to make beaded ball tutorial
Pull the thread and you will have 2 circles of beads side by side.
how to make beaded ball tutorial

Step 4:
Position your beadwork like so and slide in a bicone on your L and 2 bicones on your R.
how to make beaded ball tutorial
Going to your left pass R into the nearest 2 bicones shown in brackets.
how to make beaded ball tutorial
Pull the thread and you’ll have 3 circle of beads. Repeat Step 4 twice going around your beadwork.
how to make beaded ball tutorial

Step 5:
After repeating Step 4 twice you will arrive at this stage of your beadwork. Your L is coming out of a bicone from the 1st layer while your R is coming a last bicone from the 2nd layer. You also need 1 more bicone to complete the 2nd layer.
how to make beaded ball tutorial
Going left pass L into the nearest bicone.
how to make beaded ball tutorial

Step 6:
Then slide in 1 bicone on your L and R.
how to make beaded ball tutorial
Going left pass R into the nearest bicones shown in brackets.
how to make beaded ball tutorial
Pull the thread. As you pull you would notice the beadwork starts to have the dome shape.
how to make beaded ball tutorial

Step 7:
Flip your beadwork like so and slide in a bicone on your L and 2 bicones on your R.
how to make beaded ball tutorial
Going left pass R into the nearest 3 bicones shown in brackets.
how to make beaded ball tutorial

Pull the thread.
how to make beaded ball tutorial

Step 8:
Continue by sliding in a bicone on your L and a bicone on your R.
how to make beaded ball tutorial
Going left pass R into the nearest 3 bicones shown in brackets and pull. Repeat Step 8 twice, going around the bead.
how to make beaded ball tutorial
how to make beaded ball tutorial

Step 9:
After Step 8 you will now arrive at this stage of your beadwork, with only 1 bicone needed to fill the space.
how to make beaded ball tutorial
Your thread is now coming out of a bicone from the 2nd layer, which is shown in red arrow. Pass L into the nearest bicone from the 3rd layer shown in black arrow.
how to make beaded ball tutorial

Step 10:
Your threads are now both coming out a bicone from the 3rd layer. At this point, you can prefer to slide in a large bead or leave it as is and continue to complete your 3rd layer.
how to make beaded ball tutorial
To complete the 3rd layer and close your beaded bead cross both threads into a bicone.
how to make beaded ball tutorial
Pull tight to close the circle. Pass the threads back thru the 3rd layer of beads and have them meet again. Tie a knot, cut excess threads.
how to make beaded ball tutorial

You’re done!
how to make beaded ball tutorial

Here’s something you can do with a Beaded Ball, a Beaded Ball Ring!
how to make beaded ball tutorial

Ciao!


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    34 Comments On “DIY How to make Beaded Ball or Bead Tutorial”

    1. This is great, I’ve made several using pearls for Christmas. Do you have instructions using a similar technique for a larger ball (1.5 – 2″ diameter)?

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    2. Woooowww! U r d best girl! I got it done perfectly.*hugs*

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    3. d easiest tutorial I’ve ever come across on ball bead.
      God bless u!

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    4. i did it…thanks for the article!

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    5. Nice works

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    6. Omg! I’m so exited to write this… Glad I can finally mk a ball bead…. God bless you more tips on DIY. Thank you xoxo

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    7. Very straightforward,d easiest I have ever read.kisses,I am so happy

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    8. Thankyou for taking the time to explain so clearly to us for how to make a beaded bead. This is the easiest tutorial I’ve actually been able to completely understand. Thankyouso much for that.

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    9. Thank you for this tutorial; I’ve tried several but yours is the clearest and easiest to follow. I’ve made my 1st bead ball, yippy…there’s no stopping me now!!!

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    10. lovely and easy to learn

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    11. GENIUS COLLECTIONS

      I made it with ease. Thank YOU for the wonderful opportunity. I LOVE YOU

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    12. This is so perfect, i did it and am so grateful..
      Thank you so much, you are the best. *kisskiss*

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    13. am so glad i can make beaded ball now.the instructions was so easy to follow…thanks

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    14. Thanks for this beautifully simple tutorial.
      Please, can we have something for a bigger ball?
      Thanks a lot.

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    15. Very easy to understand. Thanks a bunch.

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    16. Obieze Helen Edna

      I personally will be very happy to b a member of this clu and will be looking forward to receive you tutorial thanks

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    17. Thanks a lot… What a relief… U are the best

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    18. Interesting!

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    19. This well to understand and easy to get. Thanks a
      lot

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    20. pls ow can I get more of these tutorial

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    21. wao
      it has really helped me
      good job!

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    22. that was so helpful, it’s the easiest av come across online, been trying for a week now but with this, I got @ the first attempt. Thanks Jane

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    23. Thanks a bunch, been a bit confused about it but u explained it so clear. Thanks again!

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    24. Wow, I had nearly given up hope of making a bead ball, until I came across your tutorial!! Thank you so much and God bless you for your teaching talent!

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    25. I made this first time perfectly, and I have a very hard time following directions like this. 2nd-27th time it kept coming out wrong. It seems the right and left switch around? I finally did it with 2 colors and I could see this. I don’t know how I did it so fast and easy and beautiful 1st time. What am I doing wrong about following the directions for left and right? I printed it out and am going to try marking where left and right switch. Thank you so much for this.

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    26. This really helped me alot.thank you

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    27. This is amazing.. I actually got it on one trial. Tnks alot.

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    30. Thanks a million, Jane. Instructions were quite helpful and I was able to practice and get it done the very first trial.

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    31. I just made mine with a ring and am gonna show case it tanx a bunch.

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