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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Seed Bead Santa Claus Earrings

The NORAD tracker is showing that Santa is already on his way to Bead Crumbs!

I did not plan to work on a Christmas design in the heat of the summer but a favorite customer returned with an early order for multiple pairs of Mr. & Mrs. Claus earrings. I'm grateful for this unseasonable start because it gives me a lot more time to enjoy the process rather than feeling rushed.

Back in 2011, I made my first Santa charm based on a bead pattern by Jennifer Creasey. I later added a Mrs. Claus to join Santa.

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In 2014 I decided to create my own full body jolly Santa design. Naturally, Mother Christmas followed and the happy couple was reunited.

Request your own seed bead holiday earrings.

This holiday earring set is made with size 11 Delica seed beads and Fireline thread using a modified brick stitch method that incorporates multiple passes of thread through the tiny seed beads. Santa has a small round acrylic bead attached to his floppy hat and the pair is wearing traditional red suits. The ear wires are non tarnish, hypo-allergenic, stainless steel French hooks.

Measurements are:
Santa - approximately 2 cm. at its widest point and 2.75 in height.
Mrs. Claus - about 1.5 cm wide and 2.5 cm height.

While this set is not available for sale, you can place a request for your own pair of beaded Mr. & Mrs. Claus by visiting Bead Crumbs on Etsy and clicking the "Contact Shop Owner" button.

Feel free to let me know if you have any bead suggestions for me. If I'm able to come up with a design for your idea, I'll post it here on my blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

May Bead Weaving Class - Panda Charm

Hi Everyone,

Hope you're all doing well. The month of April is quickly coming to an end so I decided to work on a class design for May.

The response to my classes have been lukewarm thus far. I've received some inquiries and have been told that the time (Friday at 5 pm) is a bit inconvenient mainly because everyone is to dealing with construction traffic and just want to get home at a reasonable time. I'm keeping this feedback in mind and if I can free up my weekends, perhaps, I may be able to change my class time in the future.

In the meantime, I wanted to share the beaded Panda project for the May Bead Weaving class.

Bead Crumbs Bead Weaving Class

We will work on:
  • Ladder Stitch
  • Increasing/Decreasing Brick Stitch
...and you will receive the kit needed to complete one panda. This includes;
  • Pattern
  • Beading Needle
  • Fireline Thread
  • Size 8 Miyuki Delica Beads
  • Ribbon, Bell
  • All findings including keyring or lanyard clip
I will provide:
  • Bead Mat
  • Scissors & Tools
(or you can provide your own scissors & flat nose plier).

The koi shown in the photo is for the April class. You can still sign up for the April 17 & 24 class). Click here for more information.

To inquire about this project, please email me at BeadCrumbsHawaii@gmail.com with "Class" in subject line. To register, please sign up at Ben Franklin Crafts, 850 Kamehameha Hwy., Pearl City. Phone: 455-1909.

Pearl City Ben Franklin (HouseMart)
Cost; $15.00
Date: 1st & 3rd Fridays @ 5 - 7 pm.
(May 2 & 16)

Hope to see you soon!

p.s. If you have any suggestions, feedback, questions about the class, I would absolutely love to hear from you!

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