Butterfly beads – a new free paper bead printable with a spring feel to it! Although it’s only a few days since I released my last free printable with the Buddha design, I already have this new one for you.
Why so fast? And why butterfly beads?
Well after the free Buddha design was released on Saturday, one of my lovely regular viewers told me she loved the colours but does not wear anything with a Buddha on it.
And it got me thinking. Although lots of people have downloaded the free Buddha printable, perhaps there are many others who would prefer not to have a Buddha symbol.
Although I didn’t use the Buddha in a religious way, maybe for some people, this symbol could clash with their faith.
And so I got to work to create a design that would allow people to make butterfly beads instead.
I used the same rainbow colored bead strip base but replaced the Buddha with a butterfly to make it ok for everyone to use regardless of their faith.
There is a very quick video to go with this new free printable.
You can click here to see the video.
In it I show you how I made charms out of my beads as well this time and how I make a very small, neat hole in the paper bead to get a jump ring in.
I also show how I glaze the butterfly beads with a different sealer than the one I used on the Buddha beads to get a glass like finish.
I will be be back again soon with another post and video showing you how I made some pretty, ornate paper beads to make earrings.
And as usual, there will be a free printable for you.
And if you want the Buddha bead printable, click here to go to my previous post.
To get the butterfly beads free printable, click here.
There are no catches at all but please read the Terms and Conditions about how you can use them by clicking here.
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If you are interested in any of the tools or resources I use in my videos, check out the links below.
You will find the tool I used to punch the tiny holes in the butterfly beads in my Amazon shops along with all sorts of other amazing craft supplies and tools.
My 3mm and 5mm paper bead rolling tools and other paper bead accessories are in my Etsy shop.
If you are UK based, you can also get them in my Folksy shop.
That’s it for today – I will be back again very soon with more designs for you – thanks for reading and have fun making your butterfly beads! 🦋