This berries and cream bowl is in fact a beaded box! It offers great storage and is so cute to look at. What more could you want?
If you are just looking for the tutorial for this project, then I have it here>>
Your kit contains…
All the materials for the berries and cream bowl beaded box:
- Peanut beads in red and black
- 4mm pearls in blueberry colour
- Size 10 delicas in two colours
- Seed beads in sizes 15, 11 and 8
I have not included thread, so you will need to provide your own. Or, if you need to buy a reel, you can find a choice of brands here>>
When you are thinking about the beading thread, please choose something that will give you good tension. Thread is a personal preference for many. My thread of choice is Fireline, but not everyone agrees with me. So, go with whatever you find works best for you.
You have the choice of choosing whether to buy the instructions as well, or just the materials. So, take care that you pick the right option.
I am also offering a choice of colours. If you would like a custom-kit in your own colouring, just let me know and I will sort that out for you.
Techniques and Experience
You are going to be working in circular and tubular Peyote for both the berries and cream and also the box. The pattern assumes that you are already comfortable with both techniques. If you need some reminders, you can find a free tutorial here.
I have listed this as an advanced pattern because there are a few fiddly bits to it. I confess, I find it difficult to determine what is ‘intermediate’ and what is ‘advanced’, so let me just say, this should suit the following people:
- anyone who considers themselves a confident beader
- anyone who is good at following instructions
Also, remember, I am always happy to give a little personal tuition via email if you get stuck!
I have illustrated the pattern with plenty of diagrams and photos. It also includes lots of tips and detailed descriptions of the steps.
About the Berries and Cream Bowl Box
I came up with the idea of a bowl of berries and cream because I was looking for an excuse to experiment with some more berries! So, I created this pattern in the Autumn when my garden was full of blackberries, raspberries and blueberries.
I also happened to be a little bit addicted to beaded boxes at the time I made this! To be fair, I’m not sure that this addiction will ever pass…
So, the design for the bowl actually matches my kitchen. The box measures about 8 x 9 x 6cm. So, that’s big enough to store a little pack of spices (or maybe a sneaky little treat!). It’s a really cute ornament as well as providing some practical storage.
If you like that idea, then why not use the pattern colouring to match the decor of the room where you are going to keep your box?