Search
  • Carolyn Cave

Blitzball-Inspired Beading

It's interesting what can inspire you to design something with beads.



This is a plastic blitzball. It has facets. Some are pentagons, twelve to be exact.



Some are hexagons, sixty to be exact.



I decided I would try copy this idea with beads. I used some of the new frosted glazed colours of size 11/0 Miyuki seed beads. I made a floral shape for each facet -- yellow with five tips and blues with six tips. I stitched them together and added bronze seed beads for the joining rows.



I raised the yellow pentagons from the inside to make the ping pong ball inside fit a little bit better.



It was tricky to join the shapes together because each one is rotated a little compared to the next. But, it worked.



The cool thing was that after it was all finished, I noticed that where the two blue colours met, another row of hexagons appeared.



Math, geometry and creativity all rolled into one fun shape.

28 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All
0