Beaded butterfly is easy to make and can be used as a pendant, charm or even can be used for making earrings.
For making beaded butterfly we need-
- different coloured beads
- scissors or wire clippers
Cut around 1 foot wire.
Then put two beads in the wire
Pass one end of wire through the bead from other end.
This will make a loop with two beads.
Then add one more (3rd) bead in the wire and pass other end of wire through it.
Make a tight loop
Add around 18 beads (for lower small wings) in one side of wire.
Then add 18 beads of same colour on other side of the wire.
Then add one main body colour bead through one side of wire and pass other side of wire through it.
Make a tight loop.
Then twist to make wings on both sides.
Now add 26 beads (for upper wings) on each side of wire.
Then add one main body colour bead on one side and pass other side of wire through it to make a loop.
Then twist to make upper wings.
Then add one bead on each side (total 2 for eyes) and one main body bead on one side.
Then pass the other side of wire only through main body bead.
Here basic body of the butterfly is ready.
But I prefer it's antenna too.
Step 5: Make Antenna
Now add one antenna bead on one side and keep it distant from main body and twist wire to form antenna.
Cut excess wire.
Repeat same process for making other antenna.
Now you can use it for any kind of jewelry. I used it as a pendant.
23mkroberts made it!