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LEARN and CREATE – the “I am not a Sea Urchin” beaded bead - part 1

This over-sized beaded bead is an excellent beginner's design asking very little time and would be a lovely mother-daughter project. Just as the “Stylized flower” beaded bead, you can use the “I am not a Sea Urchin” bead as a pendant or make several large beads and integrate them into a necklace.

Sea Urchin - top view

Challenge:

As we are working with relatively big Cali beads and tiny seed beads, you need to keep a firm thread tension and it is advisable to make a second pass through each row.

Supplies for the “I am not a Sea Urchin” beaded bead:

  • 3x8 mm Czech Cali beads with three holes
  • 15/0 Japanese seed beads
  • 8/0 Japanese seed beads in a contrasting color
  • S-lon thread or polyethylene (fishing line), John James # 12 needles, scissors and a bead mat

Sea Urchin - supplies

Weaving instructions for the “I am not a Sea Urchin” beaded bead:

  • check the holes of the beads before stringing them
  • take a comfortable length of thread

Sea Urchin beaded bead - start

  • pick up : one 15/0 seed beads, one Cali, one 15/0 seed bead, one Cali, one 15/0 seed bead, one Cali, one 15/0 seed bead, one Cali, one 15/0 seed bead, one Cali, to have a total of five Cali-seed bead sets
  • slide the beads till the end of the thread while keeping a 15 cm tail thread

Sea Urchin beaded bead - first round, circle back

  • circle back through all the beads till the first Cali bead situated in front of the tail thread

Sea Urchin beaded bead - complete first round

  • go through the next seed bead-Cali set to complete the first round

Sea Urchin beaded bead - start second round

  • pass your needle through the central hole of the same Cali bead you just got out of to go to the next level
  • as a consequence, with each step-up you change the needle's direction
  • pick up one 15/0 seed bead and one 8/0 seed bead and go through the central hole of the next Cali bead

Sea Urchin beaded bead - finishing second row

  • repeat the above till you have a total of five sets and have reached the first 15/0 seed bead of the second round
  • pass your needle through the next 15/0-8/0 seed bead set as well as the Cali bead to complete the second round
  • note: you go past the tail thread

Sea Urchin beaded bead - step-up

  • make a step-up and pass your needle through the third hole of the same Cali bead you just exited

SEE part 2

LEARN and CREATE – the “I am not a Sea Urchin” beaded bead - part 2

CONTINUATION: “I am not a Sea Urchin” beaded bead

Sea Urchin - start third round

  • pick up : one 15/0 seed bead, one new Cali bead and one 15/0 seed bead and pass your needle through the top hole of the next Cali bead

Sea Urchin - 3th round

  • repeat the above four more times

Sea Urchin - second pass to reinforce the structure

  • to tighten your thread firmly, make a second pass through all the beads and you will see the structure fold together
  • continue by going with your needle through the next 15/0 seed bead, the Cali and the 15/0 seed bead to complete the third round
  • go through the Cali and make a step-up by moving to the middle hole of the Cali bead you just exited

Sea Urchin - start fourth round

  • pick up : one 15/0 seed bead, one 8/0 seed bead and to through the middle hole of the next Cali bead
  • repeat the above four more times
  • continue by going through the first 15/0-8/0 seed bead set and exit the next Cali bead to complete the fourth round
  • make a step-up and go through the third hole of the Cali bead

Sea Urchin - add final beads

  • pick up : one 15/0 seed bead and pass your needle through the top hole of the next Cali bead
  • to complete the fifth round repeat the above four more times to close the beaded bead

Sea Urchin - beaded bead - front

  • make a second pass through the first and second round and finish with a few knots
  • weave the tail thread in your beaded bead and finish in the same way
  • enjoy your creation !

Creative ideas : create a floating illusion necklace

  • string several beads on a leather cord
  • while making a knot at equal distance on each side of the beaded bead to fix it in place

Thank you for choosing your beads and findings @ https://dunebeads.com/en/czech-multi-hole-glass-beads-2-holes-and-3-holes !

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