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Free Peanut (aka Berry, Farfalle) Seed Bead Patterns (3/11/2013)

2013 March 11

Wrap It Up Peanut Bracelet

Wrap It Up Peanut Bracelet

Free bracelet pattern “Wrap it up” – Beading & Jewelry Magzines


This project uses a vintage 35 mm shank button as a focal, but it can easily be adapted for a shank button of just about any size. It’s probably a good idea to use a button that is at least 20-25 mm in size so it stands out on your wrist.

Beading with peanuts and butterflies? Yes, please! – Maggies


The peanut or butterfly beads are the same shape as the farfalle/bowtie beads but are ever so slightly smaller. The peanuts are 2 x 4 mm and that begs my next question. What about the size difference regarding designing jewelry? Well, I would caution against mixing the Czech and the Japanese beads in beading stitches that require consistent bead sizes. However, there are stitches in which size consistency isn’t a big deal and the two types can be mixed together.

Double Pagoda Beaded Bead

Double Pagoda Beaded Bead

Bead Origami: New Tutorial: Double Pagoda Beaded Bead


It’s a little bit bigger than the Pagoda Beaded Charm, and uses a similar collection of shapes and sizes of Czech glass teardrop beads, Swarovski crystal bicones, Miyuki drop Japanese seed beads, round Japanese seed beads, and the newish 2 by 4 mm peanut-shaped Japanese seed beads which I love so much.

Strung Out: Seed Beads: An Overview of Types, Cuts, and Finishes


With all the choices available in the “seed bead” category, it can be a little confusing to understand what some of the commonly used terms mean and how one seed bead varies from another. We have put together this blog It is always important to keep this fact in mind when selecting beads, especially if you are following a beading pattern that calls for a particular type of bead. Seed Bead

Spiral Rope with Peanut Beads

Spiral Rope with Peanut Beads

Inspirational Beading: A Necklace a Day – Nine


With the peanut seed beads in the rows, the spiral has a nice bubbly texture, but has the same drape and flexibility as a regular rope. I added a simple looped bail to the tagua slice, and that’s one more necklace down – only

Beadwork, December 2012/January 2013 – Beadwork – Beading Daily


Cozy up to the December 2012/January 2013 issue of Beadwork magazine and enjoy 16 amazing beaded jewelry designs. This issue highlights your favorite shaped beads—peanuts beads, spikes, Super Duos, and more. Plus, get a sneak preview of the 2013 Tucson bead shows.

Right Angle Weave Earrings With Daggers

Here is a right angle weave video tutorial, for a pair of earrings. I have used peanut-style seed beads, as well as dagger beads. After you’re done watching, come on over and see me at for more videos and tutorials.

Another Farfalle Bracelet…

Another bracelet using peanut/farfalle seed beads…

Karla Kam – Random Pattern with Border Peyote Bracelet

Supplies and materials used in this video: 8/0 Blush Lined Crystal Miyuki Seed Beads – 8/0 Duracoat Galvanized Dk Coral Beads Miyuki Seed Beads – 8/0 Duracoat Galvanized L…

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