|you cannot tell how shimmery this is in the photos|
|these are about 9.5mm across|
|these are the little guys; the big ones are rolling around in the background|
I use circular peyote to make my beaded beads. I make two halves and join them together. This came about because I find it very difficult to decrease on a 3-D surface in the round. Also because I originally followed a tutorial in French and the part about the increases was about all I could understand. The details for the decrease were not accompanied by the best diagrams, so this was the solution I invented. I like getting all my rows to line up and not having any bulky areas sticking out as I had with some other methods. I'm pretty certain this is fairly similar to the TQB beaded bead. But if you check out her beads you will not believe how tight they are. I guess mine will get better after 15 years of practice.