We caught a butterfly on our garden!
Take a look how pretty she is.
Beaded Butterfly TutorialWant to catch your own butterfly? Follow these steps!
Step 1:
Cut an arm span of thread and string 5 seed beads. Cross both threads into a seed bead. Pull the thread.
Beaded Butterfly Tutorial

Step 2.
On your right thread, slide in the following: 1 bicone, 1 seed bead, 1 bicone, 1 seed bead, 1 bicone.
Beaded Butterfly Tutorial

Step 3:
Cross the left thread into the bicone like shown in arrow and then pull the thread.
Beaded Butterfly Tutorial

Step 4:
Pass the left thread into the nearest seed bead shown in arrow. On your right thread string in the following: seed bead, bicone, seed bead, bicone.
Beaded Butterfly Tutorial

Step 5:
Cross your left thread into the nearest bicone and pull the thread. Repeat Step 4 & 5 two times.
Beaded Butterfly Tutorial

Step 6:
After repeating Step 4 & 5 two times, your left thread should be coming out of the seed bead shown in red arrow. Going left, pass the left thread into the nearest bicone and slide in a seed bead. On your right thread slide in a seed bead and bicone.
Beaded Butterfly Tutorial

Cross the left thread into the bicone and pull the thread.
Beaded Butterfly Tutorial

Step 7:
Now your threads are crossing into a bicone shown in arrow. On your left thread slide in a seed bead and bicone. On your right thread slide in a seed bead, bicone and seed bead.
Beaded Butterfly Tutorial

Cross your left thread into the seed bead from the right thread and pull.
Beaded Butterfly Tutorial

Step 8:
On your left thread slide in 4 seed beads.
Beaded Butterfly Tutorial

Cross the right thread into the last seed bead from your left thread and pull. You now have your threads crossing into each other into a seed bead.
Beaded Butterfly Tutorial

Then pass the right thread into the nearest bicone. On this image, your left thread and should be coming out of a seed bead. Your right thread should be coming out a bicone.
Beaded Butterfly Tutorial

 

Step 9:
Continue beadweaving. On your right thread slide in a seed bead, bicone, seed bead and bicone.
Beaded Butterfly Tutorial

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Step 10:
Then cross your left thread into the nearest bicone and pass your right thread into the nearest seed bead. Now your threads are again crossing each other and in opposite directions.
Beaded Butterfly Tutorial

Step 11:
On your right thread slide in a seed bead, bicone, seed bead and bicone.
Beaded Butterfly Tutorial

Repeat Step 10 of crossing the left thread into the nearest bicone and passing the right thread into the nearest seed bead to bring again the threads in opposite directions.
Beaded Butterfly Tutorial

Step 12:
Repeat Step 11 one more time and pull the threads.
Beaded Butterfly Tutorial

Step 13:
After repeating Step 11, your thread should now come out the seed bead shown in red arrow. Pass the left thread into the nearest bicone.
Beaded Butterfly Tutorial

Step 14:
Slide a seed bead on each thread and then cross both threads into a bicone. Pull the threads.
Beaded Butterfly Tutorial

Now you have created 2 sets of flower-like shape, side by side.
Beaded Butterfly Tutorial

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We’ll stop at this point and continue on our next posts. As much as we would like to complete the tutorial in one post but it’s quite a long process to post the whole steps on the blog so do watch out on our next post so you can complete your beaded butterfly. Part 2 will teach you how to create the dangle on it’s wings.

If you can’t wait and really wanted to catch your butterfly and have it hovering in your garden you can purchase a PDF copy at this LINK

Beaded Butterfly Tutorial


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