I learned to sew before I went to school. My mother, grandmother and aunt sewed everyday. I ran a needle through my right index finger early on, but have never done it again. I am self taught in many ...
I learned to sew before I went to school. My mother, grandmother and aunt sewed everyday. I ran a needle through my right index finger early on, but have never done it again. I am self taught in many craft fields. My most recent is beadweaving. I think I have finally found my passion. I love the feel and look of tiny cylinder beads worked in peyote stitch into a wonderful mosaic of colorful design. Other beads and other stitches are interesting and lovely.,But beadwoven peyote is what I enjoy most.View all patterns by designer (30) »
This innocent looking striped pattern is the barcode for the number 1. It is easy to stitch because once you have finished the first 4 rows, all of the other rows follow the same stripe pattern. I made it using black and white Delica beads. You could change it and use your favorite colors.The pen sleeve is made using flat even count peyote stitch. Then zip it closed, slide it on the pen and you are done. This is made to fit the Pilot G-2 pen or a Hidden Compartment Keychain. It will fit any item that has 1 cm outside diameter and 6 cm length. It would make a great gift for someone special, man or woman. It gives the message, "You are my # 1." but only you and the recipient will know the special meaning.
On the pattern pages, you will get:
Color photo of finished piece on pen
Bead Legend (color number, amount of beads required)
Large, Easy to read color bead chart
Approximate Finished size:
Length: 6 cm tube
Width: fits 1 cm Outside diameter pen or key chain tube.
Delica beads, Bead thread or Fireline, needle, Pilot G2 pen or keychain kit
Technique: Flat even count peyote
Pages to Print: 5 pages total (2 pages are Word Chart)
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate:
Flat, even count peyote stitch and peyote zip stitch. Stitch instructions not included.