|Tests with hexagon and |
I think that they bring great depth and texture to beadwork. They can be a strong structural bead in DW, but my attempts at little daisies, with either hexagon and octagon stitch didn't work as I hoped. Adding little white pearls to hold the center of the units to prevent the farfalle from dancing didn't work well, because with their peanut-shape (or butterfly or bowtie shape, as their name suggests), they interlock naturally.
To stand tall, they should have no room at all in the center of the beaded units, otherwise they flip, which means only 4 beads per unit in DW and I didn't want to use them like that. I could try to find another math or magic for the daisies, but the "texture"aspect of the beads took me on another path.
|"Constellation" - farfalle stitch|
|Starry night (without constellation)|
|Bats in the snow|
|"Butterfly rainbow" - farfalle stitch|
I love to see the two cuffs one beside the other, to show how two exactly the same pieces of work can have a different looks when different materials are used.