Beaded Gingerbread Man

This pattern is available exclusively in Sweet Treats book. The button below will take you to purchase it, but you may also like to read more in the full product description below.

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This cute beaded Gingerbread man is a couple of inches high. He looks great as a Christmas tree decoration, or worn as a pendant. The pattern is available exclusively in my book, ‘Sweet Treats‘. But let me tell you a little more about this little man!


Your beaded Gingerbread man uses size 11 Delicas, with a handful of size 10 and size 15 beads to add his features.

So, you probably have these beads in your stash already.

One of the challenges of creating the projects for Sweet Treats book was in finding the right shades of colour for the different cakes and sweets. So, I have listed the exact colouring that I used for each pattern. Of course, you are welcome to find your own variations if you wish!

You will also need your favourite beading thread and maybe a split ring to use for hanging.

Experience and Techniques

You will be working entirely in Peyote stitch. This project will teach you how to create different flat shapes and join them. So, you should feel comfortable with circular Peyote, increasing and zipping together.

The book includes a chapter teaching you the basic techniques. Plus, you can find more information about Peyote stitch at this link>>

This project is suitable for intermediate to advanced beaders.

About the beaded Gingerbread man

As I mentioned at the beginning, this was one of the projects I created for Sweet Treats book. I wanted to explore the idea of joining different shapes together. So, that is a skill you will be learning and it’s fantastically useful for all kinds of other beadwork.

Made with size 11 Delicas, this little man is perfect as a Christmas tree decoration or pendant. Once you have mastered the techniques, you might like to try making a smaller version, with size 15 beads, to use as earrings.

And remember, this is just one of over 15 fabulous ‘sweet’ themed projects you get in the book.