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 pen is made using a pen kit purchased from Penn State Industries. These are the same pen kits used by wood turners. They are well made metal pens. You may be able to find these pen kits other places, but this is where I got mine and I know the pattern will fit them. The beaded design is a rainbow that blends from magenta to limon using 8 of the new luminous or neon Delica beads. You could change it up to be your favorite 8 colors if you choose. You will need to make 2 beaded tubes using flat even count peyote stitch. Zip the tubes closed, glue them on the pen barrels and slide your pen together. This pen has a twist mechanism to extend the ballpoint tip, so gluing the beaded tubes on is necessary.
On the pattern pages, you will get:
Color photo of finished pieces flat and on pen
Bead Legend (color number, amount of beads required)
Large, Easy to read color bead chart
Approximate Finished size:
Length: 5.2 cm tube
Width: fits 7mm diameter pen barrel.
Delica beads, Bead thread or Fireline, needle, PSI Slimline Funline kit (PKSLFUN), GS Hypo cement or E6000 glue
Technique: Flat even count peyote
Pages to Print: 5 pages total (2 pages are Word Chart)
Beginner to Intermediate: Flat, even count peyote stitch and peyote zip stitch. Stitch instructions not included.