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Seed Bead Embroidered Cupcake, Strawberry, and Cactus Pins
designed byCynthia Kimura
Skill LevelBeginner
TechniqueBead Embroidery
Time1-3 hours
Approximate Size1-1 1/4 Inches

I love that seed bead embroidery allows you to create unique shapes straight from your imagination. I had fun coming up with these cute pins. Play around with it and see what you come up with!

Cynthia's Signature

  • Instructions
  • Supplies

Make your style delicious with some custom seed bead pins. You can create almost any shape imaginable, but we love the cupcake, strawberry, and cactus Cynthia created. With a couple of simple seed bead embroidery techniques, you can get started creating your own versions of these pins. You can find more inspiration for creating little embroidery pieces that make your style stand out in this Artbeads Cafe episode.

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Add all available items to your cart at once or edit the quantities below. Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!
Miyuki 15/0 Round Seed Beads - Duracoat Galvanized Gold 22g Vial
Code MR15-4202
Material Glass Brand Miyuki Sold in Tubes Place Of Origin Japan
1
$10.28
$9.25
3 $9.43 $8.48
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
Miyuki 15/0 Round Seed Beads - Metallic Opaque Bronze 22g Vial
Code MR15-0457
Material Glass Brand Miyuki Sold in Tubes Place Of Origin Japan
1
$10.11
$9.09
3 $9.28 $8.35
Miyuki 11/0 Round Seed Beads - Opaque Metallic Raspberry 22g Vial
Code MR11-0460
Material Glass Brand Miyuki Sold in Tubes Place Of Origin Japan
1
$6.34
$5.32
3 $5.74 $4.82
Miyuki 11/0 Round Seed Beads - Pearl White AB 22g Vial
Code MR11-0471
Material Glass Brand Miyuki Sold in Tubes Place Of Origin Japan
1
$3.11
$2.73
3 $2.78 $2.44
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Gilded Black Marbled
Code TBRD11-1706
Material Glass Brand TOHO Sold in 8g Bags Place Of Origin Japan
1
$5.34
$3.68
3 $4.82 $3.32
Miyuki 11/0 Round Seed Beads - Transparent Light Siam AB 22g Vial
Code MR11-0254
Material Glass Brand Miyuki Sold in Tubes Place Of Origin Japan
1
$3.34
$2.57
3 $2.98 $2.29
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
Miyuki 8g 11/0 Transparent Emerald Luster Delica Seed Beads
Code DB1894
Material Glass Brand Miyuki Sold in 8g Bags Place Of Origin Japan
1
$3.94
$2.87
3 $3.53 $2.57
Artbeads Turquoise Trail Designer Blend, 15/0 TOHO Round Seed Beads
Code ADB0228
Material Glass Brand Artbeads, TOHO Sold in Tubes Place Of Origin Japan
1
$5.99
$4.97
Czech Glass Orchid Goldshine Forget-Me-Not Flower Beads 5-Inch Tube
Code BEADS-3690
Material Glass Dimensions 5mm Hole Size 0.8mm Sold in Tubes Place Of Origin Czech Republic
1
$7.04
$4.36
3 $6.39 $3.96
Devcon 5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 25ml Dual Cartridges
Code EPOXY-3
1
$6.99
$6.29
3 $6.33 $5.69
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread, Black (55-Yard Spool)
Code STRNG-0116
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand KO Thread Sold on Spools Place Of Origin Japan
1
$4.49
$3.99
3 $3.99 $3.55
Tulip Bead Embroidery (Sharp) Needle No 10 Short (4 pack)
Code NEED-19
Brand Tulip
1
$5.29
$4.44
The BeadSmith 4.25x5.5-Inch Black Bead Backing
Code EMB-0016
Brand BeadSmith Place Of Origin USA
1
$2.19
$1.70
3 $1.94 $1.51
Tulip High-Quality Premium Gold Scissors with Sheath
Code TOOL-0270
Brand Tulip
1
$29.99
$19.19
Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive 2 fl oz.
Code GEMTAC02
Place Of Origin USA
1
$6.99
$6.22
The BeadSmith 4.25x5.5-Inch White Bead Backing
Code EMB-0022
Brand BeadSmith Place Of Origin USA
1
$2.19
$1.59
3 $1.94 $1.41
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