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 Beaded Ball with Czech Glass Beads 

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Football: What A Game!!

PRECIOSA Twin™, a unique oval two-hole seed bead, not only enables you to make the seed bead creations which are also possible with the other types of Czech seed beads, but also interesting self-standing spatial shapes and geometrical structures relatively simply. Celebrate the 2012 European Football Championships with PRECIOSA Twin seed beads and create a stylised football which will make you happy.

We wish you many creative ideas when working with the new PRECIOSA Twin seed bead and other types of Czech beads and seed beads.
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Step 1
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Start with the white sections. String 2x T, 1x R, 2x T, 1x R and 2x T, 1x R onto the line. Then tie the ends of the line with strong knots which will give rise to the basic flower shape (figure no. 1). Then pass one end of the line through the second hole of the Twin and add two Twin seed beads between each Twin in the basic flower. Add a total of 12x T in this row (figure no. 2). Create a total of 30 of these white sections.
Step 2
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The basis for the black sections consists of a flower made of 5x T. Tie the ends of the line with two firm knots which will give rise to the basic flower shape (figure no. 3). Then pass one end of the line through the second hole in the Twin and add two Twin seed beads between each Twin in the basic flower. Add a total of 10x T in this row (figure no. 4). Once again pass one end of the line through the second hole of the Twin and start another row where you will alternately add one or two Twin seed beads. Add a total of 15x T in this row (figure no. 5).
Step 3
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Once again pass one end of the line through the second hole of the Twin seed bead and start to connect the white parts according to the drawing (figure no. 6). The Twin seed beads from the first black row and from the white base should be in a line above one another. The individual piece is finished once the black section has been sewn together with the five white sections and the end of the line is then sewn in. Sew the other sections together in the same way and then sew the six created pieces together in order to create a round ball.

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