The cheeseburger beading pattern shows you how to use circular and tubular Peyote stitch to make a beaded cheeseburger, measuring about 2″ (5cm) across the diameter. You can turn your cheeseburger into a pendant or use it as a key ring or fridge magnet. You will just need to add the appropriate finding.
The cheeseburger is made using size 11 and size 10 Delicas. This pattern will not work with other brands of seed bead as you need the two sizes to create the shaping for the project. Unfortunately if you try and mix different bead brands together, you will often find that the sizing does not work.
The delicas are also lovely to work with in Peyote stitch as they ‘slot’ together really well. So, this will make life a lot easier for you in this project.
The cheeseburger is made in just two halves that are stitched together at the end. You will be making colour changes row by row. So you will find it helpful if your beads are sitting evenly so that you can see which row is which. This will also help you to see the shaping as you create the layers of lettuce, meat, cheese and tomatoes.
This beading pattern is suitable for anyone who is happy working in circular and tubular Peyote stitch. however, if you need a little help, just follow that link for a free tutorial!
The story behind the Cheeseburger
I designed the cheeseburger as I was working on a piece of jewellery for a competition.
The theme centred around foods in New York. So, I thought of the types of food that I associate with New York street sellers. The necklace also included Hot Dogs and Bagels. You can find all these food patterns on here.
If you enjoy them, then you may also enjoy Sweet Treats book. This uses a mix of beading techniques to create a range of beaded food themed around cakes and desserts.