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Q.
Can you give me any insight in how these were made? I realize the designer is a professional but I really like these and would like to try my own version but I don't even know where to start.

The image I am talking about is the 2008-2009 Comprehensive Fire Mountain Catalog cover with beads by Juan Carlos Chavajay.
- Mike
A.
The large beads are made from a technique called ''beaded beads.'' This is when the artist takes many smaller beads and weaves them into a larger bead shape. This can be done with techniques like peyote, right-angle weave, ladder stitch or most other stitch types. They are often built around a large core bead made from various materials like wood, wire or ceramic.

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