Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fun Halloween Projects

From Craftsy.com comes this exclusive Jillibean Soup Halloween Kit with video lessons. 

Kit includes:
  • Jillibean Soup Owloween Stew and Witches Brew 6”x6” mini paper pads
  • Jillibean Soup Owloween Stew Pea Pods Die Cuts
  • Jillibean Soup Owloween Beanboard Alphas in Black Glitter
  • Jillibean Soup Owloween Enamel Stars in Orange
  • Jillibean Soup Owloween Multi Dot Paper Tape
  • 3 HD video lessons led by expert Ronda Palazzari

  • You will learn how to make spooky fun with the materials provided in the kit. You will also receive video lessons from paper crafts expert, Ronda Palazzar.

    Click for more information: Craftsy’s NEW paper crafting kits 


    Monday, September 29, 2014

    Free Beading Instructions for Crystal Beads and Pearls Earrings

    Earrings with Swarovski Crystal Beads and PearlsFree Beading Instructions

    Tammy Honaman
    Author, Jewelry Making Expert and Educator
    Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

    Click here for supplies and instructions. Have fun!


    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    Support for Seed Bead Halloween Bat Pattern

    Here is the supporting pattern information for my seed bead Halloween bat pattern that is being made available to those who plan to purchase or have purchased my bat pattern on Craftsy.

    Skill Level: ***** Beginner.
    The increasing and decreasing stitches are a little tricky. I would suggest that you make this with the vertical brick stitch.

    Made with Miyuki Delica seed beads. Product listing below.

    DB001 Gunmetal, Count:50
    DB­10 Opaque Black, Count:147
    DB-661 Opaque Purple, Count:2
    DB­721 Opaque Yellow, Count:8
    DB­722 Orange Opaque, Count:6
    15-401, Opaque Black, Count:6

    Starting point - ladder stitch and continue as vertical brick stitch.
    Color has been changed for demonstration purpose.

    For more help on bead weaving stitches, please visit Bead Crumbs Designs on YouTube.

    Please contact me if you need further assistance. Thank you!!


    Note: product links are affilates.

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    Yuzen Washi Cranes Sold Out

    Paper Toast Crafts is currently sold out of the Yuzen Washi Cranes. I've ordered more Yuzen origami paper - it's imported from Japan but shipped to me from Ireland! I've been unable to find this pre-cut 6 cm. size locally. I'd love to hear from you if you have a favorite origami or paper place. Thanks!

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    Friday, September 5, 2014

    Frankenstein Brick Stitch Pattern, Halloween Charm/Pendant Design

    Happy Friday!

    I just completed the pattern for a seed bead "Frankenstein". This is a brick stitch bead weaving design. It does not include the instructions so this is recommended for those who are already familiar with bead weaving. If you want a review, you can get stitching tips on my YouTube Channel. You will receive a bead graph and bead legend with the suggested bead colors.

    The finished size is approximately 1.5 cm. at its widest point and 2.25 cm. in height.

    Use Frankie as a necklace pendant or a charm for your phone, bag or key ring. I think it would be a fun Halloween "treat" as an alternative to candy.

    Frankie is made stitched with Miyuki Delica seed beads in 5 different colors. The top loop is size 15 Miyuki Rocaille in a transparent crystal. Feel free to change the bead colors to your liking.

    The pattern is a PDF digital download that sells for $1.50. Purchase pattern here:

    Here is the link for beading tips:
    If you prefer a finished piece, it is available on Etsy.
    - Frankenstein Charm/Pendant

    Have Fun!

    Please note that this pattern is an original Bead Crumbs design. You are not allowed to copy, reproduce, share, alter or sell this pattern. If selling your completed beadwork from this pattern, please credit the design to Bead Crumbs by Jayne.


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