For this star design, I used 4 mm. Druk beads (Czech glass) to make sparkly ornaments. I know Christmas is far away but these stars are larger than my usual pieces so I call them ornaments. They measure about 3.5 cm. in diameter and though bigger, I think it would work well as charms too.
|Beaded Star Ornament|
This panda is a familiar face but I made it "fun-er" by adding a link chain and bright, colorful acrylic stars.
|Beaded Panda Zipper Pull / Charm|
Etsy just made listing and purchasing patterns much easier. Instant downloads are now available once payment is confirmed...hooray! Now, if you want to make your own panda, you can!
|Brick Stitch Panda Pattern|
I saw a REAL raccoon for the first time when I went to the Plimoth Grist Mill in Massachusetts. The raccoon, named Miko, was fishing for herring that came back to spawn in their home sweet home. The entire herring spawning story is amazing but for someone who has never seen a raccoon before, well, that was pretty cool.
|Brick Stitch Raccoon Pattern|
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