Tuesday, April 11, 2017

April Bead Demo: Koi Charms

Sunday, April 16, 2017 will be the next beading demonstration at The Bead Gallery, Honolulu. Stop in after your Easter egg hunt. It will be from 3 - 4:30 PM.


Here is the information:

Get ready to celebrate Childrens' Day with beaded koi charms. Traditionally called "Boys' Day", May 5th, is the day many local families fly koi streamers outside of their homes for the boys in their family. The koi represents success and strength.

On April 16, I'm going to demonstrate the basic stitches you need to know to make your own koi charms at home. Make one for each boy (and girl!) in your family. There will be patterns for a large koi and a smaller koi. I will be working on the larger koi but both patterns will be distributed for free!

If you have attended a previous demo, and are familiar with basic bead weaving stitches, you can still join us! Pick up your free patterns and get started on your project.

The koi can be made in any color you want! Delica beads and beading supplies are available for purchase at The Bead Gallery.

Event Type: Demonstration
Project: Seed Bead Koi, Brick Stitch
Cost: Free! 
Experience: None

**RSVP not required but if you are attending, let me know and I will reserve the patterns for you! Email: BeadCrumbsHawaii@gmail.com **

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Free Bead Pattern: Hawaiian Cat (Popoki) with Lei

Enjoy this free bead pattern of Popoki, the Hawaiian Cat, wearing a pretty orange flower lei. It's the perfect pattern for the upcoming May Day celebration on May 1st. It is also great for the kitty lover, any time of the year!

Bead Pattern by Bead Crumbs

I stitched my cat in the brick stitch beading method using 6 lb Fireline and Delica 11/0 bead colors. I have set aside a few bead sets that include all the bead colors you will need for this project. The beads are packaged and labeled in 1 gram bags. You could probably make 3 cats with the bead set. Bead packets may be purchased here > Bead Crumbs, Etsy.

Bead Crumbs' the blog.

Enjoy!

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Free Bead Pattern! Turtle

This turtle pattern is shown as the sample pattern on my Etsy listings. I have received numerous requests from all you lovely beaders to purchase this turtle pattern, but guess what?! It is a freebie and here it is!

Brick Stitch bead pattern by Bead Crumbs
Enjoy!


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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Free Bead Pattern! Unicorn Poop

Unicorns do poop but only in rainbow colors. Make your own unicorn poop with this free bead pattern using Miyuki Delica beads.

Brick stitch unicorn poop by Bead Crumbs

Need a unicorn to go along with this rainbow poop? Click here to go to my Etsy shop.

Have fun beading!


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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Free Bead Pattern! Tiny Carrot Charms

Here is a wee carrot charm that you can quickly bead up for Easter. It is made in the brick stitch beading method and requires only 2 bead colors!


copyright Bead Crumbs 2017. Mini Brick Stitch Carrot Pattern.

If you need the beads to make this charm, I have small packs of Miyuki Delica beads available in my Etsy shop. Link > Beads for Carrot Charms.

Delica beads available to make your own beaded carrot charms. Bead Crumbs, Etsy.
The ready-made earrings are also available in my shop. Link > Mini Carrot Earrings

Brick stitch carrot earrings by Bead Crumbs. Available on Etsy.

I'd love to hear from you if you make these carrots! Thanks for following my Bead Crumbs.

Copyright © 2017 by Bead Crumbs All rights reserved. Patterns or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without express written permission.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

March Bead Demo: Bunnies!

Hop on by The Bead Gallery, 1287 Kalani St #103, Honolulu, HI 96817, on March 19, 3:00 - 4:30 PM and see how these cute bunnies are made. I'm going to demonstrate the basic stitches you need to know in order to make your own seed bead bunny. I will be working on the forward facing bunny, but both (front & rear) patterns will be distributed for free!

If you have attended a previous demo, and are familiar with basic bead weaving stitches, you can still join us! Pick up your free bunny patterns and get started on your project.

The bunnies can be made in any color you want! Delica beads and beading supplies are available for purchase at The Bead Gallery.

Event Type: Demonstration
Project: Seed Bead Easter Bunny, Brick Stitch
Cost: Free! 
Experience: None


Note:  Although reservations are not required, if you let me know you are attending, I will be sure to hold a pattern for you!. Contact me at BeadCrumbsHawaii@gmail.com.




Hope to see you!

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

February Demo: Leprechaun Charm

Bead Crumbs patterns. Leprechaun and Pot of Gold
Beaded Pot of Gold and Leprechaun Charm

Come join me on February 19, 2017 at 3- 4:30 PM at The Bead Gallery, Honolulu for a beaded St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Charm Demonstration.

I will show you how this little Irish sprite is made with Delica seed beads. Learn about basic bead weaving stitches such as the ladder stitch and increasing/decreasing brick stitch. Those with experience or have attended a previous demo and have practiced the stitches at home, can stitch along with me!

The event is free and the pattern for the Leprechaun and pot of gold will be free as well. All other beading supplies may be purchased in store.

Please feel free to visit my Events page on Facebook or contact me at BeadCrumbsHawaii@gmail.com for more information.

Hope to see you there!

Leprechaun Charms made into earrings for St. Patrick's Day.

Seed Bead patterns by Bead Crumbs
Dangle earrings. Leprechaun charm added to hoops and decorated with clover charms.

Seed Bead patterns by Bead Crumbs
Leprechaun charm added to beaded hoops and earring posts.



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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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