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April 2019 Beading Patterns

April 2019 beading patterns, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

So, what will you find in the April 2019 beading patterns? Some beaded beads – you were expecting those, I’m sure! An Easter project that actually will work for any summer occasion. And a few other little gems that I’m about to share…

April 2019 beading patterns for beaded beads

Now, I have to confess, I’m beginning to seriously regret my beaded bead challenge. It doesn’t take too long to come up with a beaded bead. I still have a list of ideas. But I do find I’m not always inspired to make a beaded bead each week.

Anyway, I have managed to come up with four new designs to include in my April 2019 beading patterns. I’ve been focusing on super-easy designs that are perfect for beginners. A lot of people requested beginner level projects, so here they are…

Click here to get these beaded bead patterns

So, we’ll see what May brings. Can I overcome this dip and continue my challenge…?

Peyote beading patterns

All the remaining April 2019 beading pattern return to my favourite stitch: Peyote. So, if you’re a beginner, these little earrings are a fun way to learn odd count Peyote.

I designed the pattern when I was trying to work out some different (easier) ways of dealing with the odd count turn around. So, this is quick and fun to make, giving you just the right amount of practise and a handy little turnaround cheat! Click here to get the pattern.

Simple Heart Earrings Pattern, Katie Dean, BeadflowersI might be a bit ‘late to the party’ here! But one of my favourite April 2019 beading patterns is my new Peyote star. It’s the second star I’ve ever made (the first is a project on my How to Read a Peyote Pattern course). And, even after just two stars, I’m confessing to a new addiction!

Cupcake Peyote Star Pattern, Katie Dean, BeadflowersGet the cupcake Peyote star pattern here

So, my little beady brain is now trying to work out how else I can use warped squares. Could they find their way into beaded boxes…? You’ll have to wait and see…

Moving on…

But that does bring me nicely to my next pattern. This is the one that you could use for Easter, or during the rest of the summer. An Easter Bonnet beaded box

This is a nice easy beaded box pattern. So, it kind of fits with an unintended theme for the month…simpler patterns!

My intention behind this necklace was to experiment with the new Cymbal Elements. If you haven’t come across them, the necklace pattern description (use this link to find it) also gives you some more information about these fabulous new bead findings. They’re well worth checking out!

And, last of all, I’ve put together a guide to making basic geometric shapes in Peyote stitch. So, that covers all the shapes you’ll have seen me using in my boxes. It’s just a really helpful resource for a lot of reasons. So, you can find that here>>

What’s coming up…?

Well, I think it’s high time I started to make plans for International Beading Week. So, stay tuned and hopefully I’ll have something to share with you soon.

May is also ME awareness month. So, I’m thinking it could be time for an update there as well… Until then, happy beading!

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