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!