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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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Bead Crumbs on Etsy, November

Hi! I hope you noticed the new holiday patterns on Etsy. Here are a few:

Bead Pattern by Bead Crumbs
Reindeer

Bead Pattern by Bead Crumbs
Penguin Set

Bead Pattern by Bead Crumbs
Christmas Mice


Custom orders are closed for now because I need to catch up on previous requests and promises. If you're Oahu, you can purchase my finished pieces at my craft locker #85, Ben Franklin Crafts, Mapunapuna, or at The Bead Gallery, Honolulu. If you're not on the island, please free to send me an inquiry through my Etsy shop. I do hope to get some charms and jewelry listed in my shop soon. Thank you so much for your patience.

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