Celestial Christmas Bauble - Tutorial - Peyote

8.5cm Height x 6.5cm diameter | Miyuki Delica Beads
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This beading pattern provides step by step instructions with very clear colour photographs to create this wonderful mathematical ball in open beadwork with sparkles and light that only Swarovski crystals could provide! The design is based on a 3D Truncated Icosahedron. The ball contains 32 8mm Swarovski Chatons (31 if you would like to use it as a hanging ornament). There is no end to the colour choices you could make with this design - so, if you have a particular colour way for Christmas, this design could be easily adapted to fit. Guidance is given in the tutorial for both the complete ball and the hanging ornament.


Once completed the geometric shell is sturdy and firm and requires no inner support on completion.

The finished Celestial Bauble measures approximately 2.75" (6cm) in diameter.

The tutorial is comprehensive and clear - 22 pages with 54 clear colour photographs!

I would advise this is an Advanced beading tutorial. I am confident that an Intermediate beader will also be able to accomplish this tutorial as I have included as many helpful hints and tips as I can. The tutorial also includes colour maps to guide you in the construction. I am here to help those of you trying to tackle something a little more difficult! You should be comfortable working in component form, peyote, and starting and ending new threads. Learning the 'straight' and 'circular' Fireline joins will be of great help to you! Please bear in mind that this tutorial is not a 'quick' make - and will require patience and time to complete successfully! As the owner of a completed Celestial Bauble - I can assure you that every bead stitched is VERY worth the outcome! ...

If you would like advice on the quantity of beads required to make the Celestial Bauble please do feel free to get in touch.

This pattern may only be used by the purchaser and is for personal use ONLY. If you require advice on commercial licensing please contact the seller directly via email.

You may make one or two Ornaments to sell if you wish but please make sure you acknowledge the Designer.