Free Peanut (Farfelle) Seed Bead Patterns
http://vanbeads.blogspot.comMon, 17 Sep 2012 16:30:00 GMT
I had to figure out how to use those peanut beads! Just on a whim (Whim Beads, get it?), I picked up a seed bead, a few peanut beads, and a seed bead. Skipped a few beads in the brick stitch edging, and made a tiny little loop with the peanut beads all pushed together. It resulted in a lovely, lacy edging all around the embroidery that both softened it and gave it a lovely accent color!
http://www.beadingdaily.comMon, 02 Jul 2012 07:00:00 GMT
I love these beads, but I never feel like I know just what to do with them! So I thought it would be fun to do a little experiment with three of my favorite bead-weaving stitches: right-angle weave, peyote stitch, and herringbone stitch. I wanted to see what kind of texture and dimension using a shaped seed bead like a farfalle bead would give to my beadwork. Here’s what I found out…
http://mix-me-up.blogspot.comWed, 30 May 2012 15:21:00 GMT
Peanut beads are approximately 3x4mm. The beads that are typically used for peyote stitching are 11/0 cylinder beads, or Delicas. Delica is a brand name, but it’s generically used like Xerox or Kleenex. The magazines say cylinder beads. Anyway, cylinders/Delicas are a touch over 1mm across.
http://www.beadingdaily.comMon, 15 Apr 2013 07:00:00 GMT
But after I added a nice collection of Czech farfalle beads to my stash last summer, I decided that the best way to learn how to use these beads was to, well, just use them! Need some ideas for incorporating the Twins, Super Duos, gumdrops, spikes, and studs into your beaded jewelry designs? Here are a few ideas to get you started:
http://beadorigami.blogspot.comThu, 18 Oct 2012 16:00:00 GMT
It was tricky to create beaded beads in the right shade to match them, but I settled on a set of Peanut Gallery beaded beads with bright purple seed beads, salmon peanut beads, and a luminous blue-teal shade of drop bead. They don’t have quite as much purple as I’d usually prefer, but they still match the berry tones of the lampwork beads.
http://cs.jewelrymakingmagazines.comThu, 11 Nov 2010 14:29:00 GMT
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.
Another Farfalle bracelet.
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