Sharing technique and symmetry, the Cube and Octahedral Cluster Beaded Beads coordinate fabulously. The pair of patterns is a whopping
33 pages with 140 color illustrations and photos. It's long because we start with beginners lessons, and we include tons of variations and
The Octahedral Cluster looks like a cube with its corners and edges smoothed out. It has six four-pointed stars, each with a hole large
enough to accommodate a chain or a thin chord. Since the bead is hollow, the Octahedral
Cluster can also be strung on a wire through any of the eight three-fold faces. Five Octahedral Clusters make a stunning choker, but one Octahedral Cluster bead can be just as spectacular
as a focal.
Measuring one full inch in diameter, the Cube Cluster is a remarkably round, hollow, and stiff beaded bead. Eight three-pointed stars
cover the surface, and it has six holes measuring 3 mm, large enough to accommodate a cord or thin chain. This pattern starts with a beginner’s
lesson on the basic beaded cube with 12 beads including step-by-step instructions for how to make one. Then a lace overlay of tiny seed
beads and fire polished crystals covers the surface.
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The Octahedral Cluster pattern has 19 pages and 84 color illustrations and photographs. The Cube Cluster pattern has 14 pages and 56 color illustrations
and photos. The kits each make one beaded bead.