Last week I worked on my first beaded bead. I used tubular peyote stitch with 15/0 beads on a wooden ball which I drilled myself. I still have a long way to go to perfect the beaded bead, but I started to get some nice patterning spreading out across the bead. I started in the middle and worked my way to each end. Perhaps if I had a pattern for the decreases I would have a little better patterning with fewer gaps. Also, I realized the need to cull the beads for the too-bigs which tend to stick out. From the picture, you can see how uneven these little guys are. They are supposed to be Japanese, but who knows.
Blue Moon Beaded Bead
Ignore the little silver tassel at the bottom - I wired it on with aluminum wire in about 5 minutes so I could wear it on a crazy beaded necklace. It went with my outfit, but I really need to stop trying to make my jewelry as I leave the house. I definitely need to find a new dangle for the end of this or use some proper silver wire.