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Thursday, May 10, 2018

2 Mother's Day Brick Stitch Bead Patterns (2018)

Here are 2 simple brick stitch beading patterns that would work well for Mother's Day or a new mom gift or perhaps little party favors for a baby shower. Can you think of other ways to use these stork and baby patterns?

As with most of my designs, I stitched my beadwork using Miyuki Delica 11/0 beads. Though I use 4lb Fireline, because I do a modified method of brick stitch that involves multiple passes of the thread through the beads, for the standard method,  I would recommend 6lb Crystal Fireline.

I really like the first pattern of the Stork with the baby. I think the black outline on the stork created the cartoon-like effect that I was looking for. The white outline on the little baby sling emphasized the sling while giving it a softer look. I played with a darker outline on the sling but the finished piece looked confusing. I gave the bird long legs; without the legs, it resembled a seagull. I took longer than expected to complete this impromptu "just for fun" Mother's Day design.

I originally started with just the baby in the sling but struggled with finding a stable and durable pink bead color. If you have any pink recommendations, please let me know! I had planned to discard this baby pattern but succumbed to the urge of beading it up using a transparent red color instead of pink. I think baby looks cuter on paper but I still like the finished piece. If you change the bead colors, I think you'll probably get an entirely new look so have fun!

You can download the patterns here:
Stork: http://bit.ly/PDFstork2018
Baby only: http://bit.ly/PDFstorkbaby2018

I hope you enjoy these patterns. Please credit www.BeadCrumbsHawaii.com when sharing your finished beadwork online or link back to me on social media. All copyright rules apply.

Thank you for visiting!

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).

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

April Beading Class and Demonstration

The next beginner's brick stitch class and beading demonstration will be held on April 15, 2018, at The Bead Gallery, Honolulu.

For the Brick Stitch Basic's class, I will be going over the stitches you need to know in order to create many of the designs in my shop, Bead Crumbs, Etsy. We will practice on a small pattern to learn the ladder stitch, increasing brick stitch, decreasing brick stitch, multiple bead increasing/decreasing, adding a bead tip, and starting and ending your work. We will then work on a Panda design using larger, size 8 Delica beads. Here is a photo of the panda beadwork (keyring not included).

Panda Pattern Brick Stitch Class by Bead Crumbs and The Bead Gallery Honolulu
Panda Charm
Brick Stitch Basics Class
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Class price: $20.

Registration is necessary. You may enroll online.
For more information or to reserve your seat, please contact:
The Bead Gallery, Honolulu
1130 N. Nimitz Hwy A132 (New Location), Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
www.TheBeadGallery.com
email: info@thebeadgallery.com
phone: (808)589-2600

Following the class, from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, there will be a brick stitch lotus charm demonstration.  The demo event is free and no registration is necessary - just pop on by! If you're new to bead weaving, you can watch me as I show and explain the process of beading a lotus charm using the brick stitch method. Experienced beaders usually purchase beading supplies from the shop and use this time to work on the project. 

I will be demonstrating the smaller black & gold lotus charm, shown below, but you will receive the free pattern for all 3 lotus designs. For more information, please contact me at Beadcrumbshawaii@gmail.com or visit my Facebook Events page.

Lotus Demonstration with Bead Crumbs and The Bead Gallery Honolulu
Beaded Lotus Demonstration
Please come and join us for this fun event. I hope to see you soon!

❤Jayne


COPYRIGHT INFORMATION (c) Patterns are copyrighted, Bead Crumbs 2010 - 2017. 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).

Saturday, March 31, 2018

DIY Beaded Cat

Do you want to design your own cat? If you do, you can start with this pattern base and create your own marking and choose your own bead colors to finish up this cutie cat face. You can download the printable file at bit.ly/catinspired.

Copyright Bead Crumbs Pattern. All rights reserved.
Cat Bead Inspiration by Bead Crumbs

I would recommend using Delica 11/0 beads, size 12 beading needles, and Fireline crystal thread 6 lb. The design takes over 2300 beads so it is not a quickie but you'll be rewarded when you're done :)

Below is the original design that I completed as a special order. 

Have fun!

COPYRIGHT INFORMATION (c) Patterns are copyrighted, Bead Crumbs 2010 - 2017. 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).