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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.

Bead Crumbs Pattern. Copyright 2018.
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!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Sailboats and Seagulls Brick Stitch Beading Pattern Set

Brick Stitch beading patterns by Bead Crumbs
I'm continuing the summery theme with this fun Sailboats and Seagulls bead pattern set. You can weave this in the brick stitch beading technique as I did, or if you prefer, you can stitch it in the peyote method. I prefer brick stitch when my pieces do not have a straight edge.

This set consists of a 2 sailboats and 2 seagulls. The blue sailboat is an update of a 2014 design and the brown boat is a variation of the pirate ship (shown in this post). The seagulls were added because they were just too cute.

398 Delica seed beads, size 11/0, were used in 12 different colors. Feel free to change the bead colors when making your boats and gulls.

The pattern is available for purchase in my Etsy shop, Bead Crumbs.

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). Sailboats and Seagulls 06/07/2018.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Pirate, Parrot and Ship Brick Stitch Bead Pattern Set

Introducing a pirate bead pattern set that includes a scruffy pirate, a squawking parrot, and a high adventure sailing ship. Make these cute charms in the brick stitch beading method using Miyuki Delica beads.

A total of 315 beads are used in 13 different colors.

The measurements (w x h cm) are as follows:
Pirate: 1.8 x 1.8
Parrot: 1.2 x 1.8
Ship: 2.2 x 2.8

Purchase this pattern on Etsy. The first 5 buyers will receive this set for a special introductory price - 40% off!

Have fun beading!

Pirate set bead patterns by Bead Crumbs
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). 06/14/2018.