This was a toy I beaded a while back and I’d like to share with you.

Inspired by paper hexa-hexaflexagon models, I wondered how many faces I could achieve in a beaded model, while preserving it’s ability to cycle with some elegance.  Bulk being the limiting factor, I haven’t exceeded four, but four works pretty well.

Pinstripe is a favorite of mine


but Queen of Hearts was more challenging


If you’d like to make you own, here’s my basic tutorial



and if you’d like to see this in action … Beaded Flexagon in Motion

I look forward to seeing your work

Please enjoy and bead happy!


Working out the Details

I don’t really have a lot to say about these.  Just a few things in progress.  🙂


A Green Monarch, by Amanda Griffiths


This beautiful green monarch, beaded by Amanda Griffiths, is a sophisticated example of alternate palette possibilities. …exquisite!
And she’s graciously offered to share her gift with us. Her talent enriches us all!

A = DB10
B = DB202
C = DB178
D = DB152
E = DB175
F = DB174
G = DB171

Thank you, Amanda!

Winged Warps Blue Morpho Pattern

I beaded the blue Morpho in 2015 as a gift.  The vibrant colors of Blue Morpho butterflies are breathtaking and I endeavored to honor nature’s brilliance with this piece.


The pattern has been edited and tested by my wonderful group of editors and we think it’s ready to release…but please let me know if you find an error.  I offer the pattern free for personal use.  Terms of use apply.  All rights reserved

Please enjoy and share your experience with me.


As before, Amy Blevins kindly offered to assemble delica kits for this pattern in her etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/BeadAndGlassBoutique



Winged Warps Monarch Pattern

As a follow up to my previous post and with profound thanks for the help of many wonderful people, It’s time to release my Monarch into the wild.

I would very much like to hear from you, see your questions, comments and
I’m eager to see your beaded pieces.


And to make it easier to get started, Amy Blevins kindly offered to assemble delica kits for this pattern in her etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/BeadAndGlassBoutique

Happy beading!

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Winged Warps


The geometric Monarch is, to date, the most shared and pinned beadwork piece I’ve designed.  It’s this piece that convinced me to study the various skills needed to write a pattern and to begin the Winged Warps Series.  I’m not sure what I’ll do with the complete patterns/tutorials, but I’m happy to share the Monarch graph here.

This is free for personal use.  All rights reserved.