Pip Beads

Bead of the Week: Pip Beads


I am completely infatuated with these cool little Pip beads!
Pip Beads, shaped bead, Czech pressed glass bead

It’s no wonder that they remind me of little sunflower seeds—-the word “PIP” actually means a small seed in a fruit such as an apple or lemon! Crafted by Preciosa, these pretty 5x7mm petal-shaped beads are perfect for creating floral designs. String a number of them in a circle to create flower-shaped components for bracelets or earrings. Use them in a fun fringe border, as Abigail Myer did in her Pip Pip Hooray Bracelet, published in the December 2016/January 2017 issue of Beadwork magazine.

Abigail Myer, Pip Pip Hooray Bracelet, Pip Beads, Czech pressed glass bead, Beadwork magazine

Pip Pip Hooray by Abigail Myer

Or string them together for a fun interlocking zipper effect! Pip beads are available in a wide range of colors at your favorite bead retailer.

Happy Beading!




Debbie Blair
Editor, Beadwork magazine

Check out the Pip beads right on the cover!