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Monday, July 2, 2018

Princess Elements: Fire and Earth

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Fire Princess & Earth Princess
I received a suggestions for Princess patterns from azoriacreations, on Instagram, and I sat on this idea because I wanted a theme but not necessary in the Disney form. I sat and sat and sat, until one day I remembered that ella.and.chloe, also from Instagram, mentioned patterns based on the Chinese culture. Aha! That became my theme. I would make five princesses representing China's five elements - wood, fire, water, earth and metal. 

It took me several tries to come up with a pattern that I liked and it took me two days to stitch both the Fire Princess and the Earth Princess.

I got the Fengshui associations for the princess colors from ChinaHighlights.com. I have three more princesses to work on. I am so excited about this project!

Thank you to my Instagram friends for the inspiration! If you're on Instagram, come join us. I am at @BeadCrumbsHawaii.

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COPYRIGHT INFORMATION (c) Patterns are copyrighted, Bead Crumbs 2010 - 2018. All rights reserved. - You are not allowed to reproduce, distribute or sell my patterns in part or whole. - You are not allowed to make derivatives of my designs and claim it as yours. - You are not allowed to teach others how to make my designs. - Whenever displaying* beadwork made from my pattern, please credit Bead Crumbs, www.beadcrumbshawaii.com. *(Includes in print, online, or any other public format).

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Etsy Shop On Break But I'm Still Beading!

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Otters
I'm in a little bit of confusion with my Etsy shop. Lately, a huge amount of my time has been spent untangling tangles so it's time to take an itty-bitty break. I would like to come back full of vigor, excitement and joy. I want this to be fun again!

For those who are interested in seeing my latest patterns, please hang around :) so we can laugh together, because sometimes the designs I make are atrocious, and it gets pointed out to me after I share it online. Don't laugh at my stuff all the time because I like the "awww" comment too. It's easy to type "awww" and it tells me you approve!

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Pekingese
My newest favorite is the otter pattern! The idea for otters came from Christina, a viewer from Instagram. I had a hard time stopping at one otter, as you can see.

After the otter, I worked on a Pekingese dog. This was a suggestion that came from Laura via Etsy. Do you like my interpretation of the Pekingese? I do but don't turn the dog upside-down because it will then look like an ugly, angry bat!

Azoria Creations, on Instagram, suggested a Fairy. I wanted something playful and whimsical so I used black beads to outline the fairy "parts". Do you want to see a bead designer that uses a lot of outline in her work? If so, visit 3 Peeps Designs on Instagram. She does adorable very well. Yes, I spend a lot of time on Instagram! You can too! Visit me, @BeadCrumbsHawaii.

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Fairy
My next project will be "Princesses". I will tell you how they are coming along when they start "coming along".

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COPYRIGHT INFORMATION (c) Patterns are copyrighted, Bead Crumbs 2010 - 2018. All rights reserved. - You are not allowed to reproduce, photocopy, distribute or sell my patterns in part or whole. - You are not allowed to make derivatives of my designs and claim it as yours. - You are not allowed to teach others how to make my designs. - Whenever displaying* beadwork made from my pattern, please credit Bead Crumbs, www.beadcrumbshawaii.com. *(Includes in print, online, or any other public format).

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Chinese Lion Dance Costume Brick Stitch Bead Pattern

This Chinese Lion bead pattern is inspired by the dance costume used in cultural celebrations. In Hawaii, we're lucky to see these fierce but good fortune Lions throughout the year - to ring in the new year, at weddings, store openings, birthday parties, etc. It's always exciting to watch the energized dance performance and feel the vibration of the drums.

This is a slightly bigger design for me but I like it because it can still be used as earrings components without appearing too huge. I tend to go for small, dainty pieces so I often create miniature size beadwork. I usually turn my larger designs into bag charms. I'm trying to step out of my comfort zone and experiment with bigger pieces and, it's quite fun!

Here are the details:
Technique: Brick Stitch
Approximate Size: 2.8 cm wide x 2.8 cm tall
Bead Count: 240 Delica beads
Bead Colors: 7

Purchase the bead pattern here. Clicking the link will take you to the listing in my Etsy shop, Bead Crumbs.

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COPYRIGHT INFORMATION (c) Patterns are copyrighted, Bead Crumbs 2010 - 2018. All rights reserved. - You are not allowed to reproduce, distribute or sell my patterns in part or whole. - You are not allowed to make derivatives of my designs and claim it as yours. - You are not allowed to teach others how to make my designs. - Whenever displaying* beadwork made from my pattern, please credit Bead Crumbs, www.beadcrumbshawaii.com. *(Includes in print, online, or any other public format). Chinese Lion Dance Costume 06/09/2018

Bead pattern suggestion by Heidi. Thank You!