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:
Thanks for reading! Happy Beading -Beth