I've been experimenting with combining shaped seed beads and bicone crystals in close proximity to each other, and I came up with a cute triangular element that could work in several different designs. Being a beaded bead person, I connected several of them into a ball. After some additional tinkering, I arrived at this cuboctahedral beaded bead that I like to call the Microphyte Beaded Bead:
name. In pink it also looks like some kind of alien berry:
Harvest Queen Necklace kits, so I also worked it up in harvest colors:
Microphyte Beaded Bead pattern is available exclusively at beadorigami.com. I'm thinking of putting together some kits for this design too... Which color combo do you prefer?