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These were created for the Jelly Collection to get children into beading. The step by step photos using large beads show how easy each technique starts out. It's always easier to learn with larger beads.

For the big people, disregard the big beads and use your own fabulous beads. See how the stitch comes together. More Patterns give you instructions to create more sophisticated beadwork based on these simple starts.

Ladder Stitch (PDF) is a fundamental basic. Great intro into beading!!


Fuzzy Snake FOB (PDF). This simple project introduces the Ladder stitch in a fun way. The way you build the snake's body is the same way you can create sophisticated designs.


Fuzzy Snake FOB

The Fuzzy Snake was created for teaching a workshops at the Dzherelo Rehabilitation Center in Lviv, Ukraine. It was a success because I could call out:

"Create the head. Set the eyes. Add the chin. Add a neck. Now do the ladder stitch for the body. Twist the pipe cleaner ends into a tail.


Diagonal Weave (PDF). This is used for adding swags onto or on its own using larger beads in two different sizes for bracelets or necklaces.


6-Petal Daisy (PDF). Bead size and shapes determine how many beads are used for the daisy petals. Test how many beads it takes to go around your center bead. I find I usually need 7 seed beads for a quick daisy chain.


Daisies (PDF). 8 crow beads were required to accommodate the center in this daisy bracelet.

Looking at the illustrated instructions, (figs.5, 8), you can create really nice daisy chains using seed beads. The daisies sit squarely one on top of the previous ones thanks to the even number of beads.










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