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A tetrahedron is a polyhedron with four faces, one of the five Platonic solids. Strictly speaking, there is no such thing as a stellated tetrahedron. However, this is what happens when you add a pyramid on top of each face, and very pretty it is.

Mixing seed beads of two different sizes in the same color gives an elegant cluster effect for very little effort.

Step 1: Materials and tools

Picture of Materials and tools
You will need:

  • size 6/0 seed beads
  • matching size 11/0 seed beads
  • a pair of French hooks or kidney wires
  • Nymo thread, size B, in a coordinating color. (Size D is too heavy for how many times the thread passes through the beads.)
  • sharp scissors or other cutting device
  • short, sharp beading needles
 
hakakj1237 months ago

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el.numbre6 years ago
I'd love to do this but adjust the shape to correspond with a chemical structure cool instructable!
davisjan (author)  el.numbre6 years ago
Sounds like fun! I'd love to see what you come up with. I've experimented a bit with a beadwork representation of theobromine, but the technique I used for that was too fragile.
ChrysN6 years ago
Pretty, I like the colour you used.