Learn how to make beaded chocolates with this 13-page Peyote stitch beading pattern. Now, let me tell you a little more about it…
I chose to make my beaded chocolates with size 11 delicas. This gave them a really firm, rigid structure that didn’t need any support or stuffing.
However, this project will also work with other types of seed beads or cylinder beads. The pattern includes the delica colour numbers. So, if you do want to use different beads, you will need to work out colours that work for you. But that’s not a problem at all.
You also need your favourite beading thread. For me, this is fireline. You may prefer something different, but please make sure it will give you good tension. If you need any help with choosing beading thread, check out this link.
Experience and techniques
You are going to be working in circular and tubular Peyote stitch for this project. The tutorial includes comprehensive written instructions with diagrams and some photos. So, I would suggest this is an intermediate level project. Although, if you are a bright and determined beginner, you can certainly give this a try.
You can also find some of the techniques demonstrated in this YouTube video.
About the beaded chocolates pattern
This pattern gives you instructions for six different types of chocolate. Three are round and three are square designs. The designs vary in complexity. So, you can work your way up from simple to more difficult. Or, indeed, you may just want to make one or two designs.
The finished size of the chocolates is about 1″, when made with 11/0 Delicas. You could increase the size easily by using larger beads.
You also have an option of leaving these hollow with an open bottom, or adding a beaded base and stuffing the structure. Both options are detailed in the pattern.
These chocolates originally featured in this beading book. So, if you already have a copy of the book, you don’t need to get this pattern! If you like the idea of making the complete box of chocolates (with some additional designs included), then you might want to get a copy of the book.
You can use your beaded chocolates as ornaments, or string them to make jewellery. Or, maybe you have another creative idea for these little treats. Just make sure they don’t fall into the hands of small children, pets, or anyone else who might be tempted to try eating them. They would be a choking hazard and I cannot be held responsible for any incidents that may occur. Just remember to use common sense and be sensible with these!