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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Christmas Lights Charms Bead Pattern

What's more festive than Christmas Lights? Hmmm...I don't know. Once the lights go up in our home, it feels like Christmas for sure! I hope you enjoy this colorful holiday charm design suggested by bead friend, Bonnie.

The pattern to make the mini green and red Christmas lights is now available on Bead Crumbs, Etsy. It takes 162 Delica 11//0 beads in 4 colors to make the lights. You can make micro lights by substituting 11/0's with the tinier 15/0 beads.
Beading patterns by Bead Crumbs

1. Mini red and green lights. Stitched with Delica 11/0 beads. Finished size is 1.3 cm wide x 2.3 cm tall.

2. Micro yellow and orange lights. Stitched with Delica 15/0 beads. Finished size is 1.1 cm wide x 1.8 cm tall.

3. Micro red and green lights. Stitched with Delica 15/0 beads. Finished size is 1.1 cm wide x 1.8 cm tall.

Christmas lights bead design by Bead Crumbs
Size reference mini lights

Have fun making these lights in any color that you want!

COPYRIGHT INFORMATION (c) Patterns are copyrighted, Bead Crumbs 2010 - 2017. All rights reserved. - You are not allowed to reproduce, distribute or sell my patterns in part or whole. - You are not allowed to make derivatives of my designs and claim it as yours. - You are not allowed to teach others how to make my designs. - Whenever displaying* beadwork made from my pattern, please credit Bead Crumbs, www.beadcrumbshawaii.com. *(Includes in print, online, or any other public format).

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Free Dango Bead Pattern

Here is a simple pattern for the sweet Japanese treat on a stick, yummy Dango!

bead pattern by Bead Crumbs
I used Miyuki Delica 11/0 beads in the following colors. 

DB-169
Opaque Chartreuse AB
Count:13

DB-201
White Pearl
Count:13

DB-236
Lined Crystal/Rose Luster
Count:12

DB2177
Mica
Count:5

original bead designs by Bead Crumbs

The pattern for the mochi is sold in my Etsy shop. Find it here.

Enjoy!

COPYRIGHT INFORMATION (c) Patterns are copyrighted, Bead Crumbs 2010 - 2017. All rights reserved. - You are not allowed to reproduce, distribute or sell my patterns in part or whole. - You are not allowed to make derivatives of my designs and claim it as yours. - You are not allowed to teach others how to make my designs. - Whenever displaying* beadwork made from my pattern, please credit Bead Crumbs, www.beadcrumbshawaii.com. *(Includes in print, online, or any other public format).

Monday, December 4, 2017

December Brick Stitch Class

Are you ready to learn how to make a cute musubi, Japanese rice ball, charm like this one?

Bead pattern by Bead Crumbs
If you are, I'll be teaching a basic brick stitch class at The Bead Gallery, Honolulu, on December 17, 1:00 to 3:00 PM. I would love for you to join us!

Here is the information:

In this beginners brick stitch class, you'll make a simple musubi charm with Miyuki Delica 8/0 beads to develop your needle and thread skills and understanding of brick stitch bead weaving.

A brick stitch is bead weaving stitch that has many variations. This off-loom technique has dense threading that makes it more sturdy and stable, and like its name, the off-set rows made by the beads resemble a brick wall!

Required Skills:
None! Beginners welcome!

Required Tools:
No requirements, just come and enjoy.

Class Price:
$20 includes everything

Student Max: 4
Contact The Bead Gallery, Honolulu to reserve your seat.
1130 N. Nimitz Hwy A132 (New Location), Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
phone: (808)589-2600

Join us after class from 3-4:30 for the good luck Maneki Neko demonstration! Get a bit of assistance if you need it, AND the free pattern, and a start on this new project! Read more about the demo here!


COPYRIGHT INFORMATION (c) Patterns are copyrighted, Bead Crumbs 2010 - 2017. All rights reserved. - You are not allowed to reproduce, distribute or sell my patterns in part or whole. - You are not allowed to make derivatives of my designs and claim it as yours. - You are not allowed to teach others how to make my designs. - Whenever displaying* beadwork made from my pattern, please credit Bead Crumbs, www.beadcrumbshawaii.com. *(Includes in print, online, or any other public format).

Friday, December 1, 2017

Maneki Neko December Beading Demo

We're going to get ready to bring in lots of good luck for the New Year! Come join us!!

The bead demonstration project for December is the Maneki Neko (Beckoning Cat) charm. This Japanese kitty is supposed to attract good fortune so let's get started together! Here is the information.


www.BeadCrumbsHawaii.com



Join us at The Bead Gallery on December 17 for a seed bead demo of the good luck Maneki Neko charm! I'm going to demonstrate the basic brick stitch techniques that you need to know in order to make the neko (cat), shown in topmost photo, but with a few extra steps you can add on a reindeer antler or a little tassel necklace. 

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

Delica beads and beading supplies are available for purchase at The Bead Gallery. 

Event Type: Demonstration
Project: Seed Bead Maneki Neko
Date: Sunday, December 17, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Cost: Free!
Experience: None

Hosted by: The Bead Gallery, 1130 Nimitz Ave. A132 - at The Nimitz Business Center.


**Note: No RSVP required but if you plan to attend, click the "interested" or "going" button on my Facebook events page so I'll know how many patterns to prepare. If you don't have a Facebook account, send me a message. Thanks!


Happy Beading!
Jayne

COPYRIGHT INFORMATION (c) Patterns are copyrighted, Bead Crumbs 2010 - 2017. All rights reserved. - You are not allowed to reproduce, distribute or sell my patterns in part or whole. - You are not allowed to make derivatives of my designs and claim it as yours. - You are not allowed to teach others how to make my designs. - Whenever displaying* beadwork made from my pattern, please credit Bead Crumbs, www.beadcrumbshawaii.com. *(Includes in print, online, or any other public format).

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Free Brick Stitch Turtle Bead Pattern

Here is a free beading pattern for a cute little turtle charm. I stitched my turtle in the brick stitch method using Delica 11/0 beads. If you have shopped my Etsy store, you may have noticed that this turtle is used in my listing photos as a sample pattern. Typically, most of my patterns are set up this way except now, for the most recent designs, I don't show the beads for the loop. I hope you enjoy stitching up this turtle!


COPYRIGHT INFORMATION (c) Patterns are copyrighted, Bead Crumbs 2010 - 2017. All rights reserved. - You are not allowed to reproduce, distribute or sell my patterns in part or whole. - You are not allowed to make derivatives of my designs and claim it as yours. - You are not allowed to teach others how to make my designs. - Whenever displaying* beadwork made from my pattern, please credit Bead Crumbs, www.BeadCrumbsHawaii.com. *(Includes in print, online, or any other public format).

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Monthly Brick Stitch Beading Demonstrations

Bead Crumbs blogOn special Sunday afternoons in Honolulu, anyone interested in brick stitch beading, is invited to The Bead Gallery to learn about this super fun and versatile stitch. If you are new to bead weaving, we offer a free brick stitch demonstration so you can get familiar with the technique. Experienced beaders can work on stitching up the cute project of the month. Everyone who attends will go home with a free pattern and new friends!

It doesn't matter what your skill level is, we would LOVE for you to join us!


If you're curious about brick stitch beading, this is an excellent time to come down to the shop to learn about the process and ask questions. A new bead pattern is designed every month for The Bead Gallery! If you have attended a previous demo and you have brick stitch knowledge, you can still join us. The materials to complete the project are available for purchase in store so you can start stitching!


Below is a photo of the previous projects that were featured at The Bead Gallery.


Bead Crumbs blog.
Demonstration Projects

Demonstrations are held every third Sunday of the month and no sign-up is required. Just pop in!

Location: The Bead Gallery, Honolulu, 1130 N. Nimitz Hwy A132 (New Location), Honolulu, Hawaii 96817


Time: 3 - 4:30 PM

Dates & Projects:

December 17, 2018 / Maneki Neko Charm
January 21, 2018 / Valentine Heart Charm
February 18,2018 / Year of the Dog Charm
March 18, 2018 / Cherry Blossom Charm

For project updates, check out my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BeadCrumbs.

If you're interested in attending a class, please visit my previous blog post for more information. 
http://bit.ly/brickstitchclass 

Question? Contact me at BeadCrumbsHawaii@gmail.com.


Hope to see you soon!


COPYRIGHT INFORMATION (c) Patterns are copyrighted, Bead Crumbs 2010 - 2017. All rights reserved. - You are not allowed to reproduce, distribute or sell my patterns in part or whole. - You are not allowed to make derivatives of my designs and claim it as yours. - You are not allowed to teach others how to make my designs. - Whenever displaying* beadwork made from my pattern, please credit Bead Crumbs, www.etsy.com/shop/beadcrumbs. *(Includes in print, online, or any other public format).

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Learn to Brick Stitch: Beginner's Bead Weaving Class

Ever wanted to learn to brick stitch bead weave? You don't know what that is? Well, let me give you a quick explanation...my version of it, of course, so it might not be "wikipedia" worthy.

Brick stitch is a beading method that is used in many beadwork designs and it's my favorite stitch because I can make so many cutesy, shaped designs with it! It's a beading technique that does not require the use of a bead loom but does require patience because each bead is sewn together by hand, with a needle and thread. The final piece will resemble a brick wall with beads stacked upon each other, in straight, neat, off-set rows. 


Brick stitch is EASY to learn because it's repetitive. Once you learn the basic stitches, you'll be able to make many of the patterns available in my Etsy shop and on this blog (yes, I'll start adding some☺). You'll also be able to find patterns online (but be sure to credit the designer when you do that!). 


In my Brick Stitch for Beginners Class, at The Bead Gallery, Honolulu, we will work with large size 8/0 Miyuki Delica beads. Miyuki Delica beads come in different sizes; the smaller size 11/0 is commonly used for bead weaving, but the larger beads make it easier for learning purposes. You can move on to 11/0's whenever you're ready (which will be soon!). You'll learn the following in class:

  1. How to Start Your Beadwork
  2. Learn to Ladder Stitch
  3. Learn Decreasing Brick Stitch
  4. Learn Increasing Brick Stitch
  5. Learn Multiple Bead Increasing/Decreasing Stitch
  6. Making a "Bead Tip"
  7. How to Add Thread
  8. How to End Your Work
  9. and...I'll throw in some tips
After you're familiar with these basic stitches, we'll work on a real project: A Kawaii Musubi Charm (aka Japanese rice ball or onigiri). 

copyright Bead Crumbs Design
Musubi Charm, 8/0 Delica Beads
Photo Credit: The Bead Gallery

The class information is below. 

Class Dates:
December 17, 2017
January 21, 2018
February 18, 2018
March 18, 2018

Required Skills:
None! Beginners welcome!

Required Tools:
No requirements, just come and enjoy.

Class Price:
$20 includes everything


Location: 
The Bead Gallery, Honolulu
1130 N. Nimitz Hwy A132 (New Location), Honolulu, Hawaii 96817


Reserve Your Seat (4 Students Max):
www.TheBeadGallery.com
email: info@thebeadgallery.com
phone: (808)589-2600


Generally, sign-up begins on the month of the class. If you can't make it to a class but want to learn to brick stitch, you can view my short video here: bit.ly/learnbrickstitch

Bonus! After class, we have a free beading demonstration! A new project is introduced every month and it comes with a complimentary bead pattern. Be the first to receive the bead pattern if you attend the class or demonstration. Here is the demonstration information > http://bit.ly/beadingdemo

COPYRIGHT INFORMATION (c) Patterns are copyrighted, Bead Crumbs 2010 - 2017. All rights reserved. - You are not allowed to reproduce, distribute or sell my patterns in part or whole. - You are not allowed to make derivatives of my designs and claim it as yours. - You are not allowed to teach others how to make my designs. - Whenever displaying* beadwork made from my pattern, please credit Bead Crumbs, www.BeadCrumbsHawaii.com. *(Includes in print, online, or any other public format).

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Bead Crumbs - the cute bead pattern and charm shop

Find Bead Crumbs (Hawaii) here...

Etsy: BeadCrumbs
Facebook: Bead Crumbs
Instagram: @BeadCrumbsHawaii
YouTube: Bead Crumbs Hawaii

Beading classes and demonstrations held every third Sunday at The Bead Gallery, Honolulu. Follow me on Facebook for class and demo information. Bead Crumbs charms sold at The Bead Gallery, Honolulu.

FREE PATTERNS are now found on my Facebook page. I hope to be updating my blog with the latest patterns.

COPYRIGHT INFORMATION (c) Patterns are copyrighted, Bead Crumbs 2010 - 2017. All rights reserved. - You are not allowed to reproduce, distribute or sell my patterns in part or whole. - You are not allowed to make derivatives of my designs and claim it as yours. - You are not allowed to teach others how to make my designs. - Whenever displaying* beadwork made from my pattern, please credit Bead Crumbs, www.BeadCrumbsHawaii.com. *(Includes in print, online, or any other public format).