Plum Egg Beaded Bead

Plum Egg Beaded Bead


Plum Egg Beaded Bead


Plum Egg Beaded Bead


Project Details

Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Size: 28 mm long by 22 mm wide
Technique: Right Angle Weave

The Plum Egg beaded bead is an egg-shaped cluster of beads woven in the style of a "Plum Blossom" beaded bead, using a technique similar to right angle weave (check out Valerie Hector's The Art of Beadwork for a fascinating investigation into the history of Plum Blossom beaded beads). Inspired by the origami of Rona Gurkewitz and Bennett Arnstein, this beaded bead is in the shape of a truncated hexadecahedron; a polyhedron that contains 16 hexagons, eight pentagons, and two squares. This design is an ideal size for a beaded pendant, and its holes are large enough so that it can be strung through a narrow cord. Weave one of these eggs to celebrate Easter in the springtime, or weave it in the fall to mark the start of the American football season.

PDF Pattern: $5
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Plum Egg Beaded Bead Pattern

The Plum Egg beading pattern includes:

  • 14 pages of step-by-step instructions
  • 51 full color illustrations and photographs
  • Several photos of finished jewelry and design variations

Click on the images below for more examples of this design:

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