Farfalle seed beads, also called butterfly beads or bowtie beads, are little beads with a shape reminiscent of a dog bone (or a butterfly or bowtie).
In essence, these seed beads have a bit of a dip in the center through which they are strung, and flare out on the edges.
This allows the beads to fit into one another creating an interesting texture, even when simply strung on a strand.
Use them anywhere you would use seed beads for interesting variety. They also make amazing spacers and finishing beads.
These shiny little beads are a beautiful option for making both large and small projects!
There are so many beautiful new colors available in both the small and large sizes of farfalle beads that it’s hard to choose the best one!
A nice beachy mix, above.
Magic blueberry, above.
Beautiful warm gold, above.