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Free Peanut (Farfelle) Seed Bead Patterns (11/15/2013)

2013 November 15

Peanut Bead Pendants

Peanut Bead Pendants

New Pattern and Kits: Wildflower Fields Set Fri, 27 Sep 2013 15:00:00 GMT

My newest beading pattern, the Wildflower Fields Set, is now available at! This all-seed bead design features a collection of seed beads, including shaped seed beads such as drop beads and peanut beads, which all combine together to make a cute flower charm that can make earrings, a bracelet, or a beautiful pendant!

Shaped Bead Craze–Inspiring Projects and Great… Thu, 19 Sep 2013 02:34:00 GMT

After recently letting a friend borrow my new DVD on shaped beads, she asked me to recommend a few projects that use these beads. I immediately thought the list I complied for her would be great for a blog as I know she’s not the first person who has combed through websites and magazines in search of shaped bead patterns. Did you know since late 2011 our issues of Beadwork magazine have highlighted work that uses these new beads (including peanuts, Tilas, CzechMates squares, peanuts, Twins, Superduos, and more)?

Peanut Bead Ropes

Peanut Bead Ropes

BEAD GYPSY: Bead Hoard Hop Sat, 20 Jul 2013 07:23:00 GMT

 I have had these PEANUT BEADS for a while now, collecting every color until I decided what to do with them. I’m not sure how many colors they make, but I have at least thirty of them, hence the BEAD HOARD…my hoard of peanuts.  I just love looking at them in their little containers but I guess it’s about time I made something with them instead of admiring my hoard.   My muse finally whacked me upside the head and I started making a ton of these ropes.  They work up quick and easy and It’s the beginning of my love affair with peanuts.

Beading with peanuts and butterflies? Thu, 11 Nov 2010 08:00:00 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.

Multi-Strand Peanut Bead Bracelet

Multi-Strand Peanut Bead Bracelet

SoftFlexGirl: Stripes and Strands Tue, 30 Aug 2011 17:37:00 GMT

Have you played around with using peanut seed beads in your designs? They’re great! I picked up about ten colors from at the Bead and Button Show this year. I love the texture created by the peanut seed beads and that this bracelet us made with mostly matte beads and just a small amount of sparkle. Oh, peanut seed beads, why do you have to be so fun to use? Now I’m going to have to buy all the colors and add yet another type of seed bead to my stash!

Bricks and Tiles and Seed Beads, Oh My! Sun, 08 Sep 2013 01:05:00 GMT

This past July Starman, Inc. had a design challenge asking participants to incorporate at least two of their two-holed Czechmates beads into an original design. Here is one of my entries. This bracelet, which I named “Bends and Bows”, reminds me of some of the ancient Greek and Roman bridges that still stand today. This design received second place! What a wonderful surprise it was. I’ll be posting more pictures of this in other colors later.

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“Pharaoh city” beaded right angle wave pyramid shape ring bugles seed beads

Materials used: 11/0 preciosa ornela seed beads – SB, 0.4cm silver bugle beads – BB, 0.4cm blue for decoration bugle beads – DB, Thread, Beading needle. Shar…

How to Make Rulla Snakeskin Stitch Bracelet (Peyote) – Seed Beading 380

This tutorial from The Potomac Bead Company shows you how to make the Rulla snakeskin stitch bracelet using the tubular shaped two-hole Czech Rulla beads, an…

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