I hope it will be obvious where the inspiration for this chocolate truffle beaded beads pattern comes from. In case not, think Lindor truffles… But before we get on to that, let me tell you about the beading pattern.
To make the chocolate truffle beaded beads, you will need the following:
- Miyuki round seed beads in size 11/0 – four colours, just a few grams in each
- 20mm round wooden bead
- Your favourite beading thread
Now, I’ve linked to the wooden beads that I actually used. I have also been very specific about the seed bead brand. You see, you are going to be creating a casing to fit over the wooden bead. And, you may or may not know, but different brands of seed beads are very slightly different in size. We’re only talking a fraction of a millimetre here. But, this can make a big difference to your finished work.
So, if you try using a different brand of seed beads, you may find they don’t fit your wooden bead as well as they should.
That’s just a word of caution. I always encourage people to experiment. So, feel free to do so!
The pattern PDF includes the exact bead colours that I used, also my choice of thread.
Experience and Techniques
This is a Peyote stitch pattern. You will be working in tubular and circular Peyote. I have assumed that you already know something about those techniques. So, if you feel you might need some extra help, you can use this free tutorial as well.
As you can see, the project incorporates a pattern. So, I have given you both picture charts and word charts to follow.
If you’re a reasonably speedy beader, you can make one of these beaded beads in under two hours.
About the chocolate truffle beaded beads
As I said in the beginning, I took inspiration for this design from the luxury chocolate truffle, Lindor. This is manufactured by the Swiss chocolatier, Lindt and Spruengli. As I discovered when I was researching the design, they have a fascinating history.
The Lindor truffles first came onto the market in 1967. They were supposed to be a novelty Christmas tree decoration. But proved so popular that they stayed permanently, and now come in a variety of flavours.
If you want to know more about the chocolate, take a look at the official Lindt website, here.
Now, my beaded truffles are about 2″ long and 1″ wide. So, perhaps just a tiny bit smaller than the actual chocolate… But not much!
You can string these as beaded beads if you wish. They do have a hole right through the centre (from end to end of the wrapper). However, because the ends of the wrapper disguise the hole, you can also just display these as ornaments. Just take care that nobody tries to eat them!