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This tutorial will show you how to weave beautifully spherical buckyballs with two-holed Tila beads (or half Tilas), bugles and seed beads. The design is based upon the structure of a soccer ball. When made with shiny metallic beads, it has lots of facets that reflect light like a disco ball. The beaded bead is remarkably hollow with lots of large holes that let you see inside.
This tutorial is suitable for intermediate bead weavers who know have already beaded a dodecahedron of some sort. This beaded bead is a relatively quick project that will push your spatial reasoning thinking to new places. Presented is a very efficient and intuitive method for beading the beaded beads and earrings, both in two sizes. The finished beaded bead with Half Tilas measures 20 mm (3/4 inch). The version with regular Tila beads measures 27 mm (1 and 1/8 inches).
The tutorial is 17 pages, including over 85 illustrations and photographs. The tutorial is a PDF file that gives photos, illustrations and written instructions to make the beaded beads and earrings in two sizes.
This listing is for the tutorial only. Materials are not included. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at gwen [at] beadinfinitum.com or convo me through Etsy.
After Etsy receives confirmation of payment for your order, you will be able to download your order from your receipt in the "Your Purchases" section on Etsy. Read more about how to download a file you purchased here: https://www.etsy.com/help/article/3949. If you have any questions, please convo me. The PDF document is 2.6 MB and can be opened with Acrobat and Adobe Reader 8.0 and later. If you don't have Acrobat Reader, you can download it for free at www.adobe.com
If you're interested in buying this tutorial but see it has been sold, check back again in a few hours or email me so I can re-list it. If you would like me to make you a Tila Buckyball Beaded Bead, check my other Etsy listings or email me with the colors you like, and we will discuss the details. There are no refunds on tutorials.
This tutorial is Copyright Gwen Fisher 2015, and is for personal use only. Please do not distribute or copy it. Do not mass produce the designs described therein. You may sell a limited number of pieces that you make with this tutorial, but I ask that you please give me credit as the designer. For more information on my copyright policy, visit http://www.beadinfinitum.com/Copyright_Statement.html
Look for more tutorials in the tutorials section of my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/gwenbeads?section_id=5815553
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--- Faulty Items or Other Errors ---
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