This superduo beaded bauble with a tassel is really quick and fun to make. Each bauble measures just under 2″ across and a little over 2″ with the tassel. You can easily alter the length of the tassel to create a different look. So, let me tell you more about this beading project.
You will need superduos (about 20g in total) and size 11 seed beads (about 5g). I have given you instructions for making a candy-cane striped design. But you can make infinite different colour combinations and patterns. So, I have also included some ideas and tips for doing that.
I have recommended two different beading threads for this project. The bauble section is self-supporting, so needs excellent, firm tension. For this, I have recommended Fireline.
But the tassel needs to be soft and flowing, which isn’t easy to manage with Fireline. So, I have recommended using Durathread, or another nylon-based thread for that portion.
If you would like to learn more about the different types of beading thread and how to use them, follow this link.
Experience and Techniques
You are going to be working in Peyote stitch for this project. I have assumed you already know the basic techniques. I have also assumed that you are familiar with using Superduo beads. So, for that reason, I’m suggesting this is an intermediate level pattern.
If you don’t already know the techniques, don’t worry. I have also linked to an online class that you can use to learn basic beading techniques if you need to. You can find details about the class here.
About the Superduo beaded bauble with tassel tutorial
This beading tutorial gives you seven pages of detailed written instructions with diagrams to show you thread paths and bead placement. I have also included lots of tips and advice, plus ideas for different colour schemes.
You can make these cute beaded baubles in under two hours. So, it won’t take long to fill up your Christmas tree! And, as your colour choices are so open, this is also a brilliant project for using up odds and ends of superduos left over from other projects.
If you like the idea of creating dimensional decorations with superduos, I have plenty more projects you can try.