How to Make a Beaded Bead Using Right Angle Weave Double Needle Method

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Designer: Andrea Morici
In this Beadaholique video, Andrea shows us how to make a beaded bead using right angle weave and the two needle method.
Audio Transcript
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Hey there. In this video I'm going to show you how to make these beaded beads using right angle weave. So what you're going to need is some four millimeter beads. I'm using some Swarovski bicones. They come in packets of fifty. You're going to need about thirty of them so it works out great. You're going to need two needles. I'm using two big eye needles because and really like the fact that you can string it quite easily. Need some beading thread and I'm using fire line in the smoke color size B. I've got my trusty Thread Zap II. Now this is using right angle weave like I said but this is using the two needle method. I'm going to cut off about four feet. I'll zap off four feet. I'm going to thread each end through one of my big eye needles and how you use these I've explained this in other videos but I'm just gonna show you again. Going to open up my big eye needle, insert one end through, pull it down and it'll stay there. You do the same thing with my other needle on the other end. Now we can begin. With my right needle I'm going to pick up five Swarovski bicones. You can use any other kind of four millimeter bead you'd like. Here I've used some czech glass druks. Here you can use fire polish. I'm going to bring those five Swarovski's down to the center of my thread. I'm going to take the left hand needle now. I'm going to go back going the opposite direction through that last bead that I added. I'm going to grab both of my needles and make sure that this loop ends up right in the middle of my thread like so and you've created a little circle. One unit if you will. So I'm gonna meet make another adjacent unit. This bead, were my thread is coming out of, that is going to be the first bead in that unit. So I'm only going to need four additional beads. I'm going to pick them up with my right hand needle. One two three, four and once again that last bead that I added take my left needle go through criss-cross going the other direction I'm going to pull. Now I have to adjacent units. I'm going to take my left needle I'm going to thread it through the next bead the closest bead to the left. So now as you can see I'm making units of five. This first unit is the central unit. I'm going to build rows of five or units of five all the way around that central unit. Now that I have may thread coming out of this bead and this bead I have two beads in this next unit. So if I want a unit of five I only need to pick up three more beads. As always take your left needle and criss-cross and pull tight. Once again left needle left bead always on the outside perimeter pull tight and now I only need three more beads. One two, three criss-cross on that last one using your left needle going back the opposite direction. And again going to go through the next bead to the left with my left needle. You can kind of see a pattern being formed. That is the central unit and there are so far three units surrounding it. So I'm building the fifth unit by picking up three additional beads and going back through the opposite direction with my left needle on the last bead. When you pull tight right now you can kind of see that a half dome shape is appearing. So this is my last unit that I'm adding on the top half of my sphere. Instead of just going through one and I'm going through two to the left. So I'm taking my left needle going through the bead directly to the left and then directly to the left again on the outside perimeter. Now as you can see I have three beads and I want to create one more unit of five so I need two more beads. One. Two. As always left needle goes back through that last bead and pull tight. Look. You already have half of your sphere done. So now how do we build onto this? Well just like we've been doing we're going to go one bead to the left with your left needle. Pull tight. Since there are two beads there pick up three 'cause we're making units of five beads. Cross back through with your left needle on the last bead. Left needle goes through not only the bead directly to the left but the one directly to the left of that as well. Since we need to build another unit of five this time we already have three going on we need two more. Criss-cross with the left needle through the last the bead. Left needle goes through one bead to the left and to beads to the left. Once again we have three beads in this unit. Pick up two more with your right. Criss-cross on the last one with the left. Again go through one bead to the left and a second bead to the left. We have three beads there and we need to pick up two. Go back through the last one with your left needle pull tight. This is almost done. This is going to be our last round. As you can see we have one, two, three, four beads. So instead of just going one to the left or two this time we're gonna go three with your left needle to the beads to the left. All we need since we have four is you guessed it one and that makes five. One last time criss cross back through pull tight Yay! As you noticed this very last round up here doesn't have thread around it and your thread is going in two different directions. You what your thread to meet up so you can tie a knot and you can tighten your sphere. So I'm going to take my right hand needle I'm going to go through this last round here until it meets backup with my left thread. If your sphere doesn't feel too stiff at this point this is the part that will solve that because you're gonna tie a square knot or a surgeons knot. Tie once. You can feel it right when you do that first knot that this is turning into a nice solid structure. And I'm going to tie another over hand knot. All you have to do now is weave in the rest of your thread. So as long as you're going around those units a five you can go where you want. You can even tie a couple more knots and weave in some more. I think that's good for right now so I'm gonna cut my right turned off. Weave the rest of my left thread through and I'm done. Go to Beadaholique.com for all of your beading supplies needs!

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