This kheops charm pattern is my little challenge to you… Learn how to make a Tetrahedron using Kheops beads. Left as it is, this makes a great charm. As you’ll see from the gallery photos, I decided to try a few experiments with mine. So, what will you do with yours?
This Kheops charm is made with Kheops beads and size 15 seed beads.
You don’t need many beads to make each charm. So, this is a great way to use up a few leftovers.
Plus, you can have some fun trying clever colour combinations as you mix and match your two types of beads. If you need a bit of help with colour theory, or some ideas for colour combinations, check out this blog >>
Techniques and Experience
These Kheops charm beads are made with basic stringing techniques. So, you will just be passing from hole to hole, using the size 15 beads to cover your thread. I have included detailed diagrams to illustrate the thread paths.
So, on that basis, anyone can give this a try. I have marked this as an intermediate pattern because the size 15 beads are tiny. So, you may not want to start out with those if you’re a complete beginner!
If you’re a beader with some experience, but have never tried working with two-holed beads before, then this is a good project to begin with.
For advanced beaders, you can have fun working out how to use your Kheops charms!
Ideas for using a Kheops charm
These Tetrahedron shaped charms lead to many possibilities. Take a look through the gallery photos to see some of the options I have tried so far.
I found I could join two Tetrahedrons to make a larger beaded bead. These made great dangly earrings. Or, you could string them on a necklace.
Speaking of necklaces, the Tetrahedrons nestle beautifully around a larger round bead. So, I experimented with creating interesting design effects using that idea.
What else will you try?