Butterfly Beads! Aren’t these just too much fun? Technically, they fall into a category called “beaded beads” but I think they look like butterflies, so butterflies they are.
The central or core bead is the same on all of them. They are surrounded by a series of size 8° and 11° seed beads.
Each bead has five rows in the “wings” with a different color bead for each row. I selected more than 5 colors, and mixed them up between the butterflies. Some are more golden, while others are more peach.
The end result should have these threaded onto some beading wire with a clasp attached for a bracelet. That, however, won’t happen until I can locate my crimping pliers. Somehow they’ve managed to hide themselves, and I can’t find them. Sneaky little devils!