About the Beaded Gingerbread Man
This gingerbread man kit contains all the beads, thread and split rings for making this decoration. It uses a few variations of circular peyote stitch. I recommend this project as an intermediate to advanced level. However, if you are a beginner who feels reasonably confident with circular peyote stitch, then you should be able to make this decoration.
You are going to be working with size 11 delica beads, plus some size 10 and size 15 beads for the gingerbread man decoration. This kit only contains materials, so you will need a copy of Sweet Treats book for the instructions. If you don’t already have the book, then there is the option to buy it at a reduced price alongside the kit. Just choose this option from the dropdown menu above.
More Helpful Details
As I mentioned, this gingerbread man is made using Peyote stitch. The book includes an introductory chapter that shows you the techniques. If you feel you might need any extra help with the circular Peyote stitch, then you can also find a free tutorial to download here.
The gingerbread man measures about 3″ (8cm) tall. I made a couple of variations: one with a hat and one without. The materials in the kit do not include beads for the hat, but you can easily add this. You will just need some red size 11 seed beads and the instructions tell you how to create a hat.
I have used my gingerbread man as a Christmas tree decoration, but also turned one into a pendant. This kit includes the split ring. You can use this to hang the gingerbread man with some ribbon as a decoration. Alternatively, you can thread your favourite necklace chain through the split ring to make a pendant. The kit includes a little green bow tie, but if you have a different colour preference, I can sort that out. So, please just include a note with your order.