What happened? It looks like someone trying to fit in a shirt that is two sizes too small. I reread the directions, which were for a 2 ¼ inch diameter ball. My ball is 67 mm. With help from Google, I figured out that is about 2.6 inches. I made some adjustments on the number of beads and this is the second one. Much better.
I have a lot of bugle and seed beads and want to make more and give them as gifts this year. Each one only takes a couple of hours.