Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Free Peyote Stitch Pattern: Pumpkin Patch Bracelet

Hey Everybeady!  I have here a free seasonal bracelet pattern for you!  It only takes 5 bead colors, and is made using Even-Count Peyote Stitch, with a 
Peyote Decrease. This pattern is 30 beads wide.  The finished pattern, as shown, is approximately 6-7/8” when made with 11/0 Cylinder Beads. Your chosen method of clasp attachment will add to the length.  I chose not to continue the Silver-plated ribbon detail into the decrease in my finished photo, but I included it in the pattern just in case you wanted to use it! This pattern is for your own personal and small business use!  You may feel free to sell any items that you, yourself, have made using all or part of it, but I do ask that you not mass produce the item represented here, nor teach the pattern for profit.  

Left click on each picture, and choose Save As from the dropdown box to download the pattern.  It should download it in a higher resolution than shown.

I'd love to see your finished piece!  Post yours on my Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/PeacockBeadShop/ , or email me at Megan@PeacockBeadShop.com to show me your work.

Happy Beading!


Friday, October 6, 2017

The 'Eyes' Have It!

The new Swarovski 'Eye' Fancy Stones are up in the web shop!  I decided on three color: Blue, Green, and Red Brown.  They measure 10.5x18mm, and have no hole.  Glue-in settings are forthcoming, but these can also be beaded around, or you can use Crystal Clay as well.

Each photo is clickable to the product.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Just in: White Ultrasuede

I've added White Ultrasuede to the website!  Winter is coming, afterall, and we might need it!

This is the brightest white currently made.

This is a great backing for beadwork, as well as millinery bits, and costumes.  Elsa anyone?

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Sparkly Spider Earrings!

The Sparkly Spider Earrings pattern is now available in an Instant Download PDF! These are a very quick project, and require only a Wrapped Wire Loop pre-requisite.  Available for purchase on both my Etsy Bead Shop and Peacock Bead Shop sites!

Friday, August 11, 2017

New Swarovski Crystals/Discontinued Style

I found some factory packs of discontinued Swarovski Crystal Bicone style #5301 to share with you!  They're in packs of 36 pieces. These are listed in both the Web Store, and the Etsy Shop, so you can purchase them either place.

The colors are:

Vitrail Medium

Olivine 2xAB

 White Opal AB

Lime AB

*Cricket. Cricket*

So why have I been so quiet lately?  Because of the Bead&Button Show deadline, that's why!

This time of year, I spend a month or more creating new things, and testing them out, scrapping some ideas, and trying again so that I will be able to send in brand new class proposals to teach at Bead&Button the next year!  What did I come up with?

Well, these Glittering Firefly Brooch/Pendants for starters!  I also like to call this project "Working out the Bugs"!  They have been very well received by everyone so far, so I really hope they get picked!

And this necklace whose pendant some of you saw me working on at the end of May/ beginning of June.  It features a natural jewel beetle wing (elytra), and Swarovski Crystal Scarabs.

And, by popular request, I sent in Crystallized Bamboo Knitting Needles!  This is a fun and easy project that most students would finish in a 3 hour class.

Now, it usually takes a while for them to narrow-down the selections, so I'll let you know what they decide on.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Candy Corn Bracelet Kit

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and candy corn is a perfect symbol for it.

This kit includes the full-color patter with design suggestions, as well as 11/0 seed beads and findings to create a 7.5" bracelet in Odd-count Peyote Stitch.  Decreasing is involved.

Click on the picture to take you straight to it!