A great book about dimensional jewelry in peyote stitch is the ''Shaped Beadwork & beyond'' by Diane Fitzgerald.
The beaded ball of Diane Fitzgerald was inspired by the Temari balls, popular japanese toys, which turned into a traditional art form.
A Temari bead is composed by twenty triangles,
each triangle is usually formed by four rows (picture 1)
- Zip due to connector beads, five triangles together, to form a pentagon (picture 3)
- Zip the next five triangles to the pentagon, to form a star, and obtain half temari bead (pictures 4-5)
- Make an identical star, add connector beads (picture 6),
and zip the two pieces together as in pictures 7