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Beaded Treasure Hunt

Beaded treasure hunt for international beading week, 2020, with Katie Dean, Beadflowers

For International Beading Week 2020, I invite you to join me on a beaded treasure hunt.

How does it work?

Well, each day I’m going to be discounting some of my beading patterns to just £1! Each pattern will only be available at that price for 24 hours. So, in that time, you’ve got to locate the pattern(s) if you want to enjoy the sale.

But I’m not going to make it too hard for you…

Every day, I will give you a clue. This will be a quote from literature that could be applied to all the patterns that are on sale that day. If you can identify what I’m referring to, you’ll be able to grab your bargain.

For example, this clue…

“Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight, At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more, When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death, And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.”

…is all about Aslan, from C.S. Lewis’ ‘The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe’.

So, if you type ‘Aslan’ into the search bar on this website, you should come up with my ‘Aslan necklace‘. And you would find that available for just £1.

Aslan Necklace made with Duracoat delicas. Beading pattern designed by Katie Dean

Now, that’s just an example to give you an idea of how this works.

Remember, you need to check the date, identify a word from the clue, then type that word into the search bar to find your bargains. And, if you live outside the UK, it may be worth checking the dates on either side, just in case your time zone is still far ahead or behind me!

So, are you ready to play?

Beaded Treasure Hunt Clues

Start by checking your date. Then find the clue for that day. So, then your job is to identify the word that the clue is about. Put this into the search bar, and you should find the sale patterns are revealed. Good luck! (Note: if you are using a tablet or smartphone, and you can’t see the search bar, please switch your browser settings to ‘desktop view’).

25th July 2020

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”

‘Romeo & Juliet’, William Shakespeare

Answer: Rose

26th July 2020

“In the town itself, actually within sight of the house in which Charlie lived, there was an ENORMOUS CHOCOLATE FACTORY! Just imagine that! And it wasn’t simply an ordinary enormous chocolate factory, either. It was the largest and most famous in the whole world!”

‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’, Roald Dahl

Answer: Chocolate

Click here if you would like to get the pattern for the treasure chest beaded box

27th July 2020

“There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams — not through her own fault, but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion. It had gone beyond her, beyond everything. He had thrown himself into it with a creative passion, adding to it all the time, decking it out with every bright feather that drifted his way. No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.”

‘The Great Gatsby’, F. Scott Fitzgerald

Answer: Daisy


28th July

“She was suddenly tired of outworn dreams.”

‘Rainbow Valley, L.M. Montgomery

Answer: Dreams

29th July

“I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer – its dust and lowering skies.”

‘The Bluest Eye’, Toni Morrison

Answer: Strawberry


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30th July

 “Summer was on the way; Jem and I awaited it with impatience. Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the tree house; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill.”

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, Harper Lee

Answer: Summer

31st July

“They bought Harry’s school books in a shop called Flourish and Blotts where the shelves were stacked to the ceiling with books as large as paving stones bound in leather; books the size of postage stamps in covers of silk; books full of peculiar symbols and a few books with nothing in them at all.”

‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’, J.K. Rowling

Answer: Book

1st August

“One fine winter’s day when Piglet was brushing away the snow in front of his house, he happened to look up, and there was Winnie-the-Pooh. Pooh was walking round and round in a circle, thinking of something else, and when Piglet called to him, he just went on walking.

“Hallo!” said Piglet, “what are you doing?” …

“Tracking something,” said Winnie-the-Pooh very mysteriously.

“Tracking what?” said Piglet, coming closer.

“That’s just what I ask myself. I ask myself, What? … Now, look there.” He pointed to the ground in front of him. “What do you see there?”

‘The House at Pooh Corner’, A.A. Milne

Answer: Snow

2nd August

“Four legs good. Two legs bad.”

‘Animal Farm’, George Orwell

Answer: Animal


Beaded star of friendship pattern, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

How did you get on?

So, how did you do with this beaded treasure hunt? Did you find any bargains? Did you manage to solve the clues? Let us know in the comments!

And, don’t forget, there is loads more beading fun to enjoy. So, just check out the official beading week website to discover all the activities.

28 thoughts on “Beaded Treasure Hunt

  1. Katie, what a wonderful idea. I’ve already gotten 2 patterns, one of which I never noticed before. Thank you! What fun!!!

    1. You’re very welcome, Fran! It has been a lot of fun to put together, and yes, also reminded me of some patterns I’d forgotten…I have so many on the site now that it’s easy to miss some! I hope you find lots to enjoy throughout the week, and thank you for your support 🙂

  2. I love Aslan!! Especially being named after Lucy 🙂
    Fun idea 🙂 x

    1. Fabulous! The Chronicles of Narnia were some of my favourite books as a child 🙂

  3. Great fun! Thank you from 🇦🇺

    1. You’re welcome! Thank you for your support.

  4. What a fun idea Katie! You’ve certainly got the old brain cells working trying to figure out the clues! I’m so pleased to have found a couple of patterns that even I can afford with our dreadful exchange rate. So a very big thank you and have a wonderful IBW.
    xx Corinne

    1. Thank you Corinne! I’m so happy this is helping you to enjoy some more beading! Happy beading week! Katie xx

  5. I have been wondering about buying this rose box pattern which I have now done at the bargain price of £1, thank you Katie I will enjoy beading it. Jennifer 🌹

    1. You’re welcome, Jennifer! I hope you enjoy it.

  6. I am a brand new member of your site and a relatively new beader. I have been having so much fun since I joined beadflowers. Your treasure hunt is creative, interesting and a charming way to introduce a new beader to your lovely patterns. I absolutely adore all of your imaginative, beautiful beaded boxes. Your tutorials appear clear and easy to understand. So, I’m going to grab my beading needle and embark on a new beading adventure with one of my new head box patterns. Thank you so much for creating such an enjoyable sale! Liza

    1. That’s so kind of you Liza! I’m so happy you’re having fun with the treasure hunt and enjoying Beadflowers. It’s really lovely to have you here! I hope you enjoy your new beading adventure…just ask if you get stuck with anything. Look after yourself and happy beading! Katie

  7. Afterwards, are you going to print the answers for each day? Literature was never my strong suit!

    1. Yes, I can do that, Mary. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know the books – that answers are all there in the clue 🙂

  8. What a fun adventure and thanks so much for your generosity!

    1. You’re very welcome! I’m so glad you are enjoying it 🙂

  9. Wow, chocolate fest! 6! Thank you so much Katie, this is brilliant and loads of fun!

    1. And best of all…no calories in this chocolate overload 🙂
      I’m so glad you’re having fun, Christine. Thank you for your support!

  10. Katie I love you patterns so much. The treasure hunt is such a lovely idea, working out the word then finding the pattern to see if I was right lol. Thank you for discounting your patterns in such a fun way.

    1. You’re very welcome! Thank you very much for your kind words and your support – I’m so glad you’re having fun with this!

  11. Just completed the beaded rose box, the first of the treasure hunt patterns I bought. Absolutely love it, thoroughly enjoyed making it and the instructions are very well laid out and easy to follow. Thank you so much Katie.

    1. Wow – that’s quick beading Heather! I’m so glad you enjoyed it 🙂 And thank you again for your support. Katie x

  12. Thanks, have really enjoyed this week, it’s been great fun to work out the answers, something totally different. A great idea and thank you for all your hard work, much appreciated x

    1. You’re very welcome! I’m so glad you have been enjoying the week, and thank you for all your support x

  13. Thank you – Lots of fun! I guessed Rose for the first one and got the beaded rose box…waiting on beads so I can get started “-)

    1. Thank you Maureen! I’m so glad you found some treasure and hope you have a lovely time making your rose box 🙂

  14. Katie – This was such great fun!! Loved every clue and purchased almost every ‘gift’ pattern. I am new to your website, but not new to beading. Thank you for your energy and creativity. So exciting to connect to a kindred beading heart. -JL

    1. Thank you so much, Janet! Your kind message means so much. As you say, it’s lovely to connect with another beader, and I’m so pleased you have enjoyed this. I have also had the loveliest time watching everyone enjoy their ‘treasures’, so thank you for taking part. Katie

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