Your Easter chick beading kit contains all the beads and instructions you will need. I have not included thread as I know many of you already have loads in your stash!
However, if you do need some thread for this project, I have three different types on sale here.
If you just want the tutorial, then I do sell that on its own too. (Check out the link at the top of the page)
The Story behind my Easter chick
My beaded Easter chick evolved on impulse. For a long time, I have been meaning to make a beaded chick, but the inspiration only struck in 2016.
Inspiration came from a trip to my supermarket! I stumbled across the cutest cuddly chick. Really, it was more like a ball of fluff with eyes, tail, wings and legs. As soon as I saw it, I realised I could make something similar in beads. So, I hot-footed it home to try!
Happily, the design evolved very naturally and this cute chick is the result.
About the Easter Chick Beading Kit
This tutorial will guide you through the steps you need to make your own beaded Easter chick. You are going to be working in netting to create the chick’s body. (I feel I should mention, I owe inspiration to Diane Fitzgerald’s wonderful beaded netting book for this part). The chick’s Easter bonnet is made in Peyote stitch and decorated with tiny flowers. You will be working in odd count Peyote to add the wings and tail. The face and legs are made with simple bead techniques.
I have a collection of free tutorials that you can download if you need any technique reminders as you work. If you need it, you can find the odd count Peyote tutorial here.
I have designed my beaded Easter chick using mostly size 8 seed beads. As a result, you should find this project very nice to bead. I actually used PRECIOSA brand rocailles for the chick’s body. If you are interested in finding out more about different bead brands, click here. So, your Easter chick beading kit will include the same beads that I used.
You can personalise your little chick by choosing your own bonnet colour. I will then tone the other decoration to match. I have just a few bonnet colour choices. So, if you want a colour that isn’t listed, drop me an email and I will try to sort that out for you.
Lastly, a note on timing. If you are happy with the techniques, you should be able to make a chick in an afternoon. So, these make great gifts for friends and family. If you need more beaded Easter project inspiration, then I have made some suggestions below.