Letter Beads Pattern


Letter beads pattern uses circular and tubular peyote stitch to make beaded beads decorated with letters. Read the full product description for more details. This was designed for the original National Beading Week. If you want to join International Beading Week 2018, click here>>

I have put all my teaching and beading experience into creating this great tutorial for you. It took me a few hours to write up. I am very happy for you to benefit from it for free. However, if you would like to support my work, so I can bring you more great beading projects, you also have the choice to do that by making a voluntary donation. Thank you!

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Letter beads pattern designed to celebrate National Beading Week 2015. As the event is all about encouraging people to get beading and spread the word about the joys of beading, I am giving this pattern away for free.

About the Letter Beads Pattern

The letter beads in the pattern include the letters ‘N’, ‘B’ and ‘W’ to stand for National Beading Week. However, the pattern also includes some blank graph paper so you can design your own letter beads. You do not need to stick to just letters. A small motif (eg a heart or star) would also work on these beads.

The finished letter beads measure about half an inch. So you can string them on a necklace or bracelet. The letters have been designed so that even if the bead turns itself over as you are wearing your jewellery (this will inevitably happen!), the letter will still appear the right way up.

You will be working in Peyote stitch – using the circular and tubular variations. These letter beads should be suitable for all levels. Even if you are only just starting with Peyote stitch, this is a great way to improve your skills. You can also experiment with different colour combinations.

National Beading Week

The Beadworker’s Guild who came up with the idea of a National Beading Week, asked me to act as one of their ambassadors to spread the word about the week.

They have a full website dedicated to this event. Quite by chance, my contribution ended up on the ‘Bead bombing‘ page. This encourages beaders to create chains of beads that they can use to decorate venues where events are to be held. So, this inspired me to make the letter beads pattern.

I hope that a wonderfully large number of beaders will in turn be inspired to use the pattern to make some beads for their bead bombing. I would love to see photos, so happy beading!

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