Honeycomb Beadwork Beaded Beads

These beaded beads are part of my Honeycomb Beadwork series that is based on joining identical motifs together.

For these beads, five motifs are beaded and joined into a cup shape. A painted, wooden bead is placed inside and a sixth motif is added, joining to all the previous ones as you go.

Once I knew the design worked, I beaded many samples using different beads and played around with colour placement to change the look.

These three examples use exactly the same beads, I have just swapped the placement of two of the size 11s which makes them look so different. Once I had made some individual beads I moved on to coming up with finished pieces of jewellery that use them.

Instructions for these beads are contained within my Honeycomb Beadwork instructions.