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) »
Make this pen sleeve and then take a quick vacation and dance the Hula without leaving your desk. This pen sleeve is made to look like the body of a Hula Dancer including a fringed grass skirt. The skirt swings when you write. Or just twirl it for the fun of it. The pen sleeve is made using flat even count peyote stitch. Then add the fringe and zip it closed. Slide it on the pen and you are done. This is made to fit the Pilot G2 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 that person who is longing for a Hawaiian vacation.
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
* Instructions to make the fringed skirt
* Word chart
Approximate Finished size: Length: 6 cm tube Width: fits 1 cm Outside diameter pen or key chain tube.
Supplies Used: Delica beads, Light Green bead thread and Fireline, needle, Pilot G2 pen or keychain kit
Technique: Flat even count peyote and fringe
Pages to Print: 4 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.