Sunday, 24 January 2016

Brick Stitch Bumble Bee!!

SO I got a request on one of my videos a while ago, asking for a tutorial for a brick stitch bumble bee! I just knew that I could refuse because as horrible and as scary as wasps are, bumble bees are adorable! They're so fluffy and cute, and they don't want to hurt you at all.

With that being said, I knew that I had to make these bees to be small. Honestly, they're probably smaller than an actual bumble bee, because they are surprisingly large!!

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After a bit of trial and error, I worked out how to make these little guys, with two options of adding a jump ring. The first method just uses an extra bead at the top of the wing, whereas the second option creates a little loop out of beads. I think I prefer the loop, especially now I have found my clear seed beads! (Better late than never, I guess?)

Option 1

Option 2

Which method to you prefer? Let me know!

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Peyote Chevron Flag Pendant

So in today's tutorial, I'm going to share with you how to make this cute chevron flag pendant, using the bead weaving technique of peyote! They're so cute and easy to make, so you can make them in a variety of colours and designs, not just chevrons!

It can be a little confusing when starting odd-count peyote. I know it sure took me a few attempts to get it right, but I know that you'll be fine, as long as you just follow along with the tutorial!!

Link to the tutorial is here

Friday, 18 December 2015

Brick Stitch Peppermint Pattern

When I was approached by Sarah from SoCraftastic to collab again, I couldn't refuse! I also had a request to make a video on this pendant, so I though I would combine the two. These were one of the first things that I made when I learnt how to do brick stitch, so they truly are perfect for beginners :D

Here is the pattern, so you can follow along with the pattern as you follow the tutorial!

Sunday, 22 November 2015

10K Subscriber Giveaway!!

I cannot believe I have over 10K subscribers on YouTube! I wanted to give something back to you, so here it is!

Here's a photo of the prizes that I have for you :D It's perfect for those wanting to get into bead weaving as it's full of beady delights.

Many thanks to The Bead Shop Nottingham for generously donating some prizes towards this giveaway!

  • The ONLY requirement to enter is that you are subscribed to my channel. The other things are just delightful extras that will earn you extra entries.
  • If you are under 18, please make sure you have your parents' permission as I will need your address to send you the prizes.

  • This giveaway IS INTERNATIONAL! If you have an address, I will send you your prize :)

Well what are you waiting for?? Get entering!

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Thursday, 19 November 2015

Brick Stitch Dolphin Pattern

I was asked way back in January to make a dolphin charm using brick stitch bead weaving techniques. I  made the charm way back then and even posted a photo in Instagram, promising to make a tutorial "soon". Clearly to me, "soon", means 10 months later (or 44 weeks, according to Instagram.)

I know, I know... I'm clearly the worst kind of person. It's not my fault. I receive quite a few video requests, and I like to keep everyone happy. Also I don't want to just be a bead weaving channel, so I try to mix it up where I can. That is just an excuse... I just forgot to make the tutorial :D But hey, I'm only human

Enough waffling around... Here is the pattern:

As always, I used size 11 delica beads by the Japanese brand Miyuki. I also used beading thread by the company Nymo and a size 10 beading needle.

All items were purchased from http;// who were generous enough to give me a 10% discount code on full-items on orders over £5! It's valid until 31st Dec 2015 and the company do ship internationally! Just type TCOC10 in the promo code box at the checkout :D

Monday, 2 November 2015

Brick Stitch Patterns to Older Videos

So back in early 2015, I went on a bit of a brick stitch rampage. I discovered how to make my own patterns,  but I couldn't save any of them. I made videos for these patterns, and one of my lovely followers on Instagram shared with me a beading program in which I could save the patterns I make! ANYWAY I thought it high time to trawl back though my past videos, and make patterns for the tutorials I hadn't done.

All of these tutorials can be found in my bead weaving playlist: click here to view the playlist
Brick stitch bow

Hello Kitty





Sunday, 11 October 2015

Sugar Skull Brick Stitch Pattern

Hello! So I was asked to do a tutorial for my sugar skull brick stitch pendant which has been floating around Etsy for a while now. I put off making the video because it takes so long to make the pendant, I didn't know how I'd be able to cut the tutorial down! It's still a 30 minutes video, but worth it :D

The colours I used are:
DB010 - Opaque Black
DB200 - Opaque White
DB568 - Opaque Turquoise
DB-651 - Opaque Squash
DB-660 - Opaque Dark Orchid
DB-2115 - Opaque Guava

I also used Nymo beading thread in black and a size 10 beading needle.