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Topic: Beaded Butterfly Flock (fat with photos)... now with link to Tutorial  (Read 11810 times)
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« on: August 15, 2009 09:02:03 PM »

So... I've been making a copious amount of small french beaded butterflies... (Czech 11/0 glass seed beads, 26 guage Parawire). French beaders will easily be able to see the bead counts and technique used to reproduce these little babies! Might make a tute for them if anyone is interested?



So far, I have used them mainly on hair clips:



I love this green, but the photos don't really show it off well.

http://www.sculpturalbeading.com/uploads/5/2/2/6/522625/4610622.jpg
Abhore this pink, but apparently little girls love it?



As earrings, these are so cute... I've also put them on fish / sheperd hook earrings and clip-up hoops.



Clip up hoops also double nicely as wine charms...



Butterfly as a bobby pin...



Barette clip...Again, disgusting colors, but was making samples for a 4 year old. Should use silver wire next time.



Rings will probably be popular sellers at markets (when/if I ever make it to one), but I wouldn't wear them myself.





I will try this bracelet style in other colors to get a completely different look. This one uses tigertail for the band of the bracelet and a silver heart toggle clasp and some crimp beads. Can also use them connected with just jump-rings to make a segmented bracelet.... jewellery and hair accessory design options are endless.

I plan on using these as pendants, on ripple pins and brooches. I've also thought of mounting them on thick floral wire (or hanging them from the curled ends of a piece of floral wire with crystals?) and selling them to florists and nurseries to use them in floral arrangements and as pot-plant embellishments. I can also see them as present decorations, napkin rings, key rings, mobile phone dangles...

Any ideas as to other uses???!!!

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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2009 09:41:48 PM »

those are so cute, and i would be greatfull if you put up a tut on these
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2009 10:05:45 PM »

I love that bracelet! I want one in turqouise and black!!! Tut, pretty, pretty please?!?!?!
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2009 10:09:07 PM »

Just finished this to add to the list!







Pretty blue weighted bookmark with butterflies.

I shall get to work on the tute now.
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2009 11:10:14 PM »

I'm so pleased to see someone else who abhors pink and refers to beige as disgusting!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2009 11:21:58 PM »

Beaded Butterfly Tutorial

Freshly made just for you!

Find it HERE: http://www.sculpturalbeading.com/free-beading-tutorials.html
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2009 04:09:37 AM »

Those, or something similar, would make a pretty cool door curtain.

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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2009 08:03:18 AM »

Those are soooo awesome and thank you so very much for sharing the tutorial!  You rock and so do they!
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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2009 11:16:44 AM »

These are cute! i just started french beading, i was really inspired by a different thread and now i cant wait to finish and make these. would it be possible to make these with sead beads?
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« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2009 01:50:08 AM »

These are made with 11/0 czech glass seed beads, so yes, they can be made with seed beads Smiley
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