I designed this little beaded bead (its diameter is just 12 mm) exclusively for International Beading Week 2020.
I named my creation Ladybird Beaded Bead, because the red one remembers me to a tiny cute ladybird.
If you create one piece it can be used as a tiny pendant. From two pieces you can make a pair of earrings. From more pieces you can create longer earrings, and if you can’t stop beading them – as I did 🙂 – you can make a bracelet, or a whole necklace from them.
This pattern is based on the Chenille Stitch developed by Geneviève Liebaert.
About International Beading Week
International Beading Week (IBW) is a worldwide event that celebrates our passion for stitching with beads. IBW will held on the first week of August every year and the goal of the event is: “Bringing Beadworkers Together”.
If you’ve never participated in IBW before, please do take a look at IBW website (internationalbeadingweek.com), there are lots of ideas on how you can get involved, special offers, events and so many freebies.
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diameter: 12 mm (0.5 inch)
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PRINTER-FRIENDLY VERSION INCLUDED!
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Easy beadwork pattern for beginners and advanced beaders.
❊ 13 pages
❊ printer-friendly excerpt: 1 page
❊ 16 steps
❊ 18 illustrations
❊ 35 phase photos
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MATERIALS YOU NEED for 1 piece of baded bead:
❊ Japanese Toho seed beads size 15/0 – 1 g
❊ Japanese Toho seed beads size 11/0, colour A – 1 g
❊ Japanese Toho seed beads size 11/0, colour B – 1 g
❊ Round bead (pearls) size 8 mm – 1 pc
❊ Beading needle (e.g. Pony Size 10)
❊ Beading thread (e. g. Toho One-G)
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