It was Isobelle Bunting who named these as such. I submitted them to the Guild as a workshop entitled Bucky Balls or Beaded Spheres, but she said “No my dear, they are Scintillating Spheres”.
Ever since I read about these spheres made of carbon atoms I wanted to make one in beads. The smallest spherical structure comprises 60 atoms, and it wasn’t difficult to translate to beads, but making it in crystals was a different matter as the tension had to be strong and crystals are notoriously sharp edged, so I modified those which produced a prettier latticework. The only thing left to do was embellish them!
I made this ghostly little sphere for the BWGs 10th anniversary beaded bead necklace.