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Friday, February 16, 2018

Year of the Dog Beaded Charm Demonstration

We're celebrating the Year of the Dog, the 2018 Chinese zodiac sign. Come join us! Learn how this chubby seed bead dog is made at February's beading demonstration at The Bead Gallery, Honolulu. The demonstration is free and no pre-registration is required.



Date: February 18, 2017
Time: 3:00 - 4:30 PM
Location: The Bead Gallery, 1130 N Nimitz Highway Ste A132, Honolulu, HI 96817
Cost: Free!

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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).

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Beading with the Modified Ladder Stitch

Hello! Earlier I showed you an alternate method of doing the base row ladder stitch to start your brick stitch beading project. See this video: Another Way to Bead the Ladder Stitch. I also want to show how I build upon my modified ladder row. 

The arrows on the pattern indicate where I will start my row. As you can see, the first two rows begin on the same side. When you stitch the traditional way, the second row will start on the opposite ends



I find that by completing my ladder stitch in this manner, I can better control the tension of my bead row and it is easier to eliminate any gaps between the bead. If you haven't tried stitching this way yet, please do and tell me what you think.

Do you have another way of stitching that helps or speeds up your beading process? If so, would you like to share your technique? I'm sure many beaders have picked up or created a shortcut to make beading more fun, right?

Enjoy!

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).

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Free Momiji Maple Leaf Bead Pattern

Here is free bead pattern inspired by the beautiful shape and colors of the Momiji Leaf (Japanese Maple). Make many leaves in any color that you want. This is a simple bead pattern using a circular brick stitch. Here's a short video to help you get started, click here.


Other bead colors suggested by The Bead Gallery, Honolulu.

DB027 Metallic Iris AB
DB272 Lined Topaz AB
DB295 Lined Dark Red AB
DB296 Lined Ruby AB
DB1739 Sparkle Mint Topaz AB


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).