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I did not start creating jewelry in the beginning. I started working with beads because I wanted to bead a pair of shoes in the style of the Peranakan (Malay and Chinese mix heritage) women who live ...

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Delicious Orbs

from Manek-Manek Beads
(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Delicious Orbs
Delicious Orbs
Delicious Orbs
Delicious Orbs
Delicious Orbs

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • None specifically but some prior beading experience would be useful

Pattern Description:

Make beads out of other beads? Yes that's what beaded beads are. Assemble small beads, build a base form and embellish it. Voila! You have a beaded bead.

Pretty, intricate looking but real fun and fast to make. One of the most versatile elements. String them with crystals, gems, other beads as a necklace or a bracelet. Add some ear wires and you have pretty earrings. They are great as presents too.

Delicious orbs of beads - don't you just love them.

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Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small : 1.3cm (H) x 1.85cm (W)
  • Medium : 2.1cm (H) x 2.05cm (W)
  • Large : 1.95cm (H) x 2.2cm (W)


  • Swarovski Crystal Pearls
  • Seed Beads
  • 6lb Fireline Braided Bead Thread

You Will Also Need:

  • Sharp Scissors
  • Beading Surface
  • Size 12 Beading Needles
  • Thread Conditioner or Microcrystalline Wax if desired
  • Illumination & Magnification if required

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