I just had to have a go at a beaded bauble pattern which appeared in the latest edition of Bead magazine. This is something I've been meaning to try for ages - even bought a book last year but didn't actually get around to making any of the designs! These instructions were brilliant to follow with excellent step by step photographs (sadly not always the case with magazine patterns) but that's another story. The most difficult part was actually trawling around the town searching for a bauble of the recommended size and I'd not realised just how many variations there seem to be, mostly smaller or larger than I needed. I would have preferred a matte gold rather than shiny but shiny was all I could get in the right size. The beading is a mix of size 11 seed beads and various fire-polished crystals. Sorry the photo is a bit dark but the light wasn't brilliant and I didn't want to use the flash on that reflective bauble.