Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Farfalle Snowflakes



Farfalle, most commonly known as peanut beads are so cute, but what to do with them...I figured out a cute pattern for snowflakes. They are sturdy and adorable.

To share the love of winter and the peanut bead the free tutorial for "Farfalle Snowflakes" can be downloaded here



Happy Beading! -Beth

Monday, October 13, 2014

Pen covers


I can't believe it has been seven years since I made these pen covers! The other day my mom mentioned that she never got one, so I needed to recreate my template! I figured I would share how they are made! They are created with a long peyote stitch strip that is "zipped together". They fit perfectly over a Bic pen.


The ends of the tube are improvised by adding beads until the tube has a secure end. I don't have a pattern for this, I just attached beads until it was "closed".

When I make my mom's I will update this and document the way I decide to do it this time! (It has been seven years)

Here is the pattern for the blue pen:

This is the pattern I am using for my mom's pen

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UPDATE! Here is the finished pen my mom will be receiving for Christmas this year. (I don't think she reads my blog)




As promised here is a how I finished the end. Very clean looking, and much better than my covers from years ago. Here are the steps:

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Thanks for reading! Happy Beading -Beth

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Finicky Flower Links Bracelet Tutorial

Introducing my newest tutorial the "Finicky Flower Links Bracelet" 
The name suits them well as they take a bit of maneuvering to get them perfect 
which I explain in full color detail in a fifteen page PDF.

This tutorial can be found here.
Thanks for reading, and happy beading! -Beth