Saturday, September 24, 2016

My Locker No. 85

Hello,

It has been such a long time since I have posted anything on my blog. I wanted to share with you that I have recently acquired a "My Locker" space at Ben Franklin Crafts, Mapunapuna. Hooray! My Locker is basically an acrylic cubicle space I rent so I can showcase and sell my products. For months and months...and months...I was on the waiting list and finally a space opened up. I'm on the top row, aisle 11, Locker #85. I go on tippy-toes to reach into my locker when I restock so I hope you don't miss it...Look Up and Look for This...


Now I am able to sell my finished beadwork. I like that people can actually see the physical pieces because viewing it online is much different. Right now, I'm happy with how my locker is doing but it keeps me busy because I need to be sure I always have inventory ready.

If you're here on Oahu, I hope you can peek into My Locker one day. If not, you can always contact me through my Etsy shop to place an order.

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Grey Tabby Cat Seed Bead Pattern, Brick Stitch

Furry, sneaky, loud, lovable, always hungry, cute and silly...that is how I would describe our cat. She was a little baby, abandoned under our neighbor's back porch, making sweet mewing noises. The neighbor watched out for mommy cat but after a couple days realized that mother had not returned and kitty needed help. That is when our children stepped in. Children + kitten =  new family pet.

This Grey Tabby Cat, with it's green, sparkly eyes, and black stripes, looks much like our fur-baby. To stitch this, you will need 138 Delica seed beads in 8 different colors. The finished beadwork measures approximately 2 cm. x 2 cm. This cat is made in the brick stitch bead weaving technique.

The 1 page PDF digital file is available for purchase here: > Grey Tabby Cat Pattern.

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Monday, July 4, 2016

Red Panda Beading Pattern

Seed Bead Pattern by Bead Crumbs
While working on this red panda, I learned that in addition to being called the lesser panda, these cute animals are also called red bear-cats or red cat-bears. (I like "cat-bear" the best because it reminds me of our kitty). These critters were a taxonomic enigma! They were assigned to different categories before finally being placed into their very own exclusive class. Today, the red panda is the proud (and only living) ambassador of the Ailuridae family.

This beaded red panda is a design from my past that I just recently made into a pattern by request. Thanks for your request because I forgot all about this tear-streaked, bushy tail, little guy. The pattern comes in a 2-page PDF file. You will be stitching the body and tail separately and will need to connect the pieces to finish the project. I provided a diagram that you can follow to stitch the tail and body together.

Here is more information:
Beading Method: Brick Stitch
Bead Count: 166
Bead Colors: 5
Approximate Measurement: 3 cm. wide with tail x 2.25 cm. height.

The pattern is available on my Etsy shop here > Red Panda Pattern

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