Have you discovered the new rage for beaded pens? If you have, then you will want to try this paw print bead pattern. If you haven’t then, you’re in for a real treat…and you’ll also want to try this project!
What is a pen beading pattern?
Very simply, a little piece of flat Peyote that can be wrapped around a pen to decorate it. You can personalise your design in any number of ways. So, these create brilliant gifts for anyone. Although, I have to say, I have a hard time parting with mine!
I have discovered a second thing about a beaded pen pattern. It’s very addictive. I am not the only one who knows this. I was showing my designs to my regular beading class and I soon ended up with everyone addicted to beaded pens. So, don’t say I didn’t warn you…
About the Paw Print Bead Pattern
I know I’m not the only one who knows a lot of animal lovers. One in particular was in my mind when I created this design to go with my cat pen. I personalised the colouring accordingly – and you can do the same. The paw print bead pattern gives you a chart with the design. You just need to know how to bead in Peyote stitch and how to follow a Peyote beading chart. If you don’t already know those things, I have an answer to that problem.
Pop up to the free tutorials section (this will open in a new tab) and find the tutorials for odd count Peyote, even count Peyote, Brick stitch and Following a Peyote pattern. (Plus, you might want to grab a few others on your way through!). Then come back here. These will give you all the technical information you need.
Next, you have a little choice to make. You need to pick an option from the drop-down menu above. If this is your first beaded pen, you will want to buy the paw print bead pattern and the general instructions (that’s chart + general instructions option). If you already have the full instructions, or you know what you’re doing, just get the chart option. You can also just get the general instructions if you want a great tutorial that shows you how to follow a pattern chart and size it accurately.
Each pen needs two pattern pieces, so you can make two identical patterns, or you could think about mixing and matching. My paw print pattern pairs really well with the cat design, for example.
Materials for the Project
Now you’ve got all of that in your shopping basket, you need to know about materials. My pen patterns are designed to fit this beadable pen. They are also made with size 11 Delicas. The links will take you to my recommended place for purchasing the materials. They will also open in a new window so you won’t get lost. Now, make sure you check out here, then pop over to buy your materials and you’re good to go.
If you have any questions or any trouble sourcing the materials you need, just send me an email and I will help you out. Happy beading!
P.S. You can find all my other pen designs right here as well.