Saturday, February 11, 2017

February Demo: Leprechaun Charm

Bead Crumbs patterns. Leprechaun and Pot of Gold
Beaded Pot of Gold and Leprechaun Charm

Come join me on February 19, 2017 at 3- 4:30 PM at The Bead Gallery, Honolulu for a beaded St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Charm Demonstration.

I will show you how this little Irish sprite is made with Delica seed beads. Learn about basic bead weaving stitches such as the ladder stitch and increasing/decreasing brick stitch. Those with experience or have attended a previous demo and have practiced the stitches at home, can stitch along with me!

The event is free and the pattern for the Leprechaun and pot of gold will be free as well. All other beading supplies may be purchased in store.

Please feel free to visit my Events page on Facebook or contact me at BeadCrumbsHawaii@gmail.com for more information.

Hope to see you there!

Leprechaun Charms made into earrings for St. Patrick's Day.

Seed Bead patterns by Bead Crumbs
Dangle earrings. Leprechaun charm added to hoops and decorated with clover charms.

Seed Bead patterns by Bead Crumbs
Leprechaun charm added to beaded hoops and earring posts.



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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Ladder Stitch in Photos

Here is a photo tutorial of the ladder stitch. It is a basic bead weaving stitch and the foundation row for my brick stitch projects. I used multi-colored Perler beads and embroidery thread because it is larger and hopefully it makes it easier for you to follow along.

Bead Weaving Basics Ladder Stitch
Ladder Stitch

Pick up 2 beads to start

Pass your needle through the 1st bead (yellow)

Pass your needle down the 2nd bead (green)

Pick up a 3rd bead (purple)

Pass needle down the 2nd bead (green)

Pass needle back up the 3rd bead (purple)

Pick up 4th bead (orange)

Pass needle back up 3rd bead (purple)

Pass needle back down the 4th bead (orange)

Pick up 5th bead (blue)

Pass needle back down 4th bead (orange)

Pass needle back up the 5th bead (blue)

Once you master the ladder stitch, you can move on to building rows!
Here is a chart of the steps.




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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Free Mini Christmas Tree Bead Pattern

Hello!

Here is a free Mini Christmas Tree pattern for December. I added the trees to earring hoops and learned how to bind crystals with help from The Bead Gallery, Honolulu. If you make these trees, please feel free to share your beadwork with me on Instagram (@BeadCrumbsHawaii) or Facebook (@BeadCrumbs). Merry Christmas & Enjoy!

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