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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Monday, November 7, 2016

November Demo at The Bead Gallery

Stop by The Bead Gallery on November 20 between 3:00 - 4:30 PM for a cute penguin bead demonstration. Come see how it's done!



I'll show you basic bead weaving stitches (ladder, increasing & decreasing). If you're a hands-on kind of person, you can stitch along with me. I want you to feel comfortable enough to start and complete your project at home or we can finish our project together at The Bead Gallery's "Finish Your Project Day"!

I will provide you with a free pattern for the penguin with scarf (in photo, penguin on the far right). Bead supplies are available for purchase at The Bead Gallery.

Experience: None

Price: Free!



Please feel free to contact me for more information or visit my Events page on Facebook. Hope to see you there.

If you already know how to bead weave and would like to make these festive penguins, the pattern is available in my Etsy shop, Bead Crumbs.


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Sunday, November 6, 2016

November at My Locker #85

Christmas Mice, Cute Penguins, Reindeer, Gingerbread, Christmas Trees, Santa & Mrs. Claus and Festive Unicorns!

I recently restocked my craft locker at Ben Franklin Crafts, Mapunapuna. This month, I'm going with a Christmas theme so all of the items in My Locker are full of holiday cheer. I'm not certain if I'll be able to restock once the charms & jewelry are sold out, so I hope you'll be able to stop by and purchase an item or two before it is all gone.



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Friday, October 14, 2016

Halloween Ghost Charm Demo

Charms made into Earrings

I'm excited to be visiting The Bead Gallery, Honolulu again to show off my Ghost Charms. I will be doing a demonstration of the charm on Sunday, October 16. Drop by any time between 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM for this free event. I will go over the materials that I use for beading as well as the basic bead weaving stitches you need to learn in order to make your own ghost charm. I usually make these demos a little "hands-on" so you can practice the stitches with me. The Bead Gallery has all the materials you need to make these charms at home.The ghost pattern is free on my Facebook page and the full tutorial is available in my Etsy shop, Bead Crumbs. I will also have a very limited supply of charms available for sale.  These would be great as Halloween treats!

Seed Bead Charm Bracelet
Ghost and Pumpkin Charms on Seed Bead Bracelet.

Mini Ghost and Pumpkin Charms. 

More information about the demo is found on my Facebook page > here.
1287 Kalani St, Ste 103, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

I hope to see you there!

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

My Locker No. 85

Hello,

It has been such a long time since I have posted anything on my blog. I wanted to share with you that I have recently acquired a "My Locker" space at Ben Franklin Crafts, Mapunapuna. Hooray! My Locker is basically an acrylic cubicle space I rent so I can showcase and sell my products. For months and months...and months...I was on the waiting list and finally a space opened up. I'm on the top row, aisle 11, Locker #85. I go on tippy-toes to reach into my locker when I restock so I hope you don't miss it...Look Up and Look for This...


Now I am able to sell my finished beadwork. I like that people can actually see the physical pieces because viewing it online is much different. Right now, I'm happy with how my locker is doing but it keeps me busy because I need to be sure I always have inventory ready.

If you're here on Oahu, I hope you can peek into My Locker one day. If not, you can always contact me through my Etsy shop to place an order.

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Grey Tabby Cat Seed Bead Pattern, Brick Stitch

Furry, sneaky, loud, lovable, always hungry, cute and silly...that is how I would describe our cat. She was a little baby, abandoned under our neighbor's back porch, making sweet mewing noises. The neighbor watched out for mommy cat but after a couple days realized that mother had not returned and kitty needed help. That is when our children stepped in. Children + kitten =  new family pet.

This Grey Tabby Cat, with it's green, sparkly eyes, and black stripes, looks much like our fur-baby. To stitch this, you will need 138 Delica seed beads in 8 different colors. The finished beadwork measures approximately 2 cm. x 2 cm. This cat is made in the brick stitch bead weaving technique.

The 1 page PDF digital file is available for purchase here: > Grey Tabby Cat Pattern.

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Monday, July 4, 2016

Red Panda Beading Pattern

Seed Bead Pattern by Bead Crumbs
While working on this red panda, I learned that in addition to being called the lesser panda, these cute animals are also called red bear-cats or red cat-bears. (I like "cat-bear" the best because it reminds me of our kitty). These critters were a taxonomic enigma! They were assigned to different categories before finally being placed into their very own exclusive class. Today, the red panda is the proud (and only living) ambassador of the Ailuridae family.

This beaded red panda is a design from my past that I just recently made into a pattern by request. Thanks for your request because I forgot all about this tear-streaked, bushy tail, little guy. The pattern comes in a 2-page PDF file. You will be stitching the body and tail separately and will need to connect the pieces to finish the project. I provided a diagram that you can follow to stitch the tail and body together.

Here is more information:
Beading Method: Brick Stitch
Bead Count: 166
Bead Colors: 5
Approximate Measurement: 3 cm. wide with tail x 2.25 cm. height.

The pattern is available on my Etsy shop here > Red Panda Pattern

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Bead Pattern: Pink & Blue Robots

Here is one of my favorite patterns - a set of his & her robots. His in blue and her in pink. The robots are stitched in the brick stitch method. There is a total of 185 Delica seed beads in 9 different colors. The blue robot measures approximately 1.5 cm. wide by 2.2 cm. height. The pink robot measures 1.5 cm. x 2 cm.

These would make a great pair of whimsical, mismatched earrings. I like to use my beadwork as charms. Imagine this as a robot charm set for your favorite couple...unique and fun!

The pattern is on a 1 page PDF digital file. It is available in my Etsy shop here > Bead Crumbs.

Enjoy!

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Shipping to Canada

I wanted to share the following Etsy announcement because it does affect how I service you:

Important update on shipping to Canada:
 "Due to an ongoing labour dispute, Canada Post has informed us that it may halt acceptance of new shipments and delivery of mail and parcels beginning on July 2nd. At this time, all shipments to, within, and from Canada that are handled by Canada Post will be affected until the dispute is resolved. This includes shipments into Canada from other national carriers like USPS and Royal Mail..." (Etsy.com)

Currently I have 3 product categories that ship internationally (Earrings, Keychains & Pendants). I am going to temporarily suspend shipping to Canada for these items but digital patterns are still available to everyone.

To learn more about Canada Post labor dispute, please visit this link > Negotiation Updates.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Free Sand Bucket Beading Pattern

Are you ready for summer?
Here is a free Sand Bucket bead pattern for some fun in the sun.

Peyote or Brick Stitch Beading Pattern
(click image to enlarge)

Sand Bucket Bead Pattern
Beading Method: Peyote or Brick
Approximate Measurement: 2 x 3 cm
Bead Count: 188
Color Count: 6

Bead List (affiliate links)
6. Opaque Cyan Blue, DB-1138

Enjoy!


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Original Bead Crumbs Design.
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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Owl Bead Pattern

This little owl is just learning to fly. I made this owl using the brick stitch beading method. The finished piece measures 2.5 cm. x 2.5 cm. It took 189 seed beads beads in 6 colors to complete this project. You can change the bead colors. I think it would look great in other colors too!

The pattern is available on Bead Crumbs, Etsy > Owl Bead Pattern

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Red Nosed Reindeer Bead Pattern


video

Beading Method: Peyote or Brick
Approximate Measurement: 2.5 cm. x 2.5 cm.
Bead Count: 169
Bead Colors: 6

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Beading Pattern: Frozen Ice Cream Treats

seed bead pattern by Bead Crumbs
This is my first time working with gold edging on my patterns but I'm glad I gave it a try because I really like the outcome. The shiny gold looks good against the pastel colors of this summertime ice cream treats.

Each ice cream measures 1.5cm. wide x 2.5cm. tall. The total bead count is 243 and there are 7 colors. You can stitch using either brick or peyote stitch.

The pattern is now available in my shop > Frozen Ice Cream Treats. Yum!

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Caterpillar & Chrysalis Bead Pattern

Here is the Caterpillar and Chrysalis bead patterns that go along with the free butterfly I shared in my earlier post.

Cute Peyote or Brick Stitch Bead Weaving Pattern


The materials I used to make this includes size 11 Delica seed beads (5 colors for the Caterpillar, 3 colors for the Chrysalis), Fireline thread & size 12 beading needle. 

You can find it in my Etsy shop.
I hope you like it!

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Free Butterfly Bead Pattern

Okay, this butterfly design made me smile because it is so silly looking. My children thought it was hilarious but it was not my intention for it to be that funny! I wanted my butterfly to match my caterpillar (I'll show you that later) so I thought I'd make similar features. I think my butterfly needs a little more refinement but instead of archiving this pattern until I can work on it again (which sometimes means never), I wanted to offer it as a freebie. Perhaps you'd like to change the bead colors and have some fun with it. Please show me your finished beadwork. My social links are below.

Peyote / Brick Stitch Butterfly

PDF Link for Butterfly Pattern.
JPG for Butterfly Pattern (click to enlarge)

Cute Butterfly Bead Weaving Pattern

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Free Red Rose Bead Pattern

Another free bead pattern for you. I made this one especially for Mother's Day but it would be great as a birthday gift too. Add it to earring hooks or to a simple chain to wear as a pendant.

Made on a peyote stitch chart but it can be stitched using the brick stitch method that I prefer for shaped beadwork.

Peyote Stitch Rose Pattern


Here is the PDF file > Rose Pattern.
For additional information about my patterns, go here > Bead Pattern Support

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~ 4/27/16 Update: If you are having trouble downloading the Rose Pattern, here is a JPG document. I hope it helps.

Peyote Stitch Rose Pattern by Bead Crumbs


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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Free Toilet Paper Emoji Bead Pattern

The critics could not agree whether I should toss this toilet paper design or list it in my shop. Because of the disagreement, I'm doing neither and giving it to you for free. I couldn't toss it because, at the right angle, it really does look like toilet paper. If you're not feeling it, it may look more like a funky marshmallow.

Peyote Stitch/ Brick Stitch Pattern

Click here > Toilet Paper Bead Pattern <  for the digital PDF file. Please check out the Bead Pattern Support page for helpful information.

This would go great with the Pile of Poo Emoji Pattern listed in my shop, Bead Crumbs. Enjoy!



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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Cupid Bead Pattern

Sending you some love today with this free Cupid bead pattern that is being given away on my Facebook page, Bead Crumbs. Cupid can be stitched with brick or peyote stitch. This little sweetheart has 140 Delica seed beads in 11 colors. He measures about 1.75 cm. x 3 cm.


Cupid is free for a limited time only (expires 1/26/2016 12 AM, Hawaii time) so stop by my Facebook page, message me and I will send you the pattern. After this date, you'll able to purchase this pattern in my shop.



Please note that no instructions are provided with this pattern. You will need experience with bead weaving to complete this design. If you need a little help, I have some tips and links here > Bead Support.

I'll be waiting to hear from you!

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p.s. The free heart pattern is here.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Simple Heart Pattern - Free!

Make this simple brick stitch heart for Valentine's Day! Want the free pattern? Get it here > Heart Pattern.

Beaded Heart by Bead Crumbs
Heart Pendant

Seed Bead Heart
Stitched to a faux suede cord to use as a Bracelet

Brick Stitch Hearts
Made into Earrings
Enjoy!

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