This AVA RounDuo beaded bead is fun to make. Your first attempt might sound like it will be confusing, but I have included some tips to overcome that. Then, I think you will find the thread paths in this are quite intuitive. The structure is certainly very unusual!
You can probably guess at the materials for your AVA RounDuo beaded bead…
- AVA beads (8)
- 5mm RounDuo beads (12)
- Size 11 delicas
- Your choice of beading thread
So, this is actually a good stash-busting project. You know when you have those annoying few beads left? Too few for most projects, but enough to do something. Well, this is the perfect ‘something’ for using them up!
Or, if you need to buy the beads, I have them all available here in my beading supplies. One pack of AVA beads will make two beaded beads. So, that could be a pair of earrings!
Experience and Techniques
You are basically going to be stringing beads to create the AVA RounDuo beaded bead. So, you don’t need to know any techniques. Simply follow the instructions. I have included detailed written instructions and diagrams to illustrate the thread paths.
You don’t necessarily need any previous experience with multi-hole beads. So, you could use this as a project to start using AVA beads if you are curious about them.
About the AVA RounDuo beaded bead
This is one of those designs that evolved. I had half an idea of the structure I wanted to create. So, I simply took out the beads and started beading.
I allowed the beads to ‘tell me’ where they wanted to sit. So, the thread path seemed to follow logically. However, it is always tricky to then write up a pattern for a 3-D structure like this. But I have used lots of detail to make things as clear as possible.
You can also use colouring to help as you learn how this bead is made. I have included some tips in the pattern. So, let me know how you get on!