If you asked me five years ago if I'd be creating, nonetheless selling, anything 3-Dimensional, I would have laughed at you and said, "Like that's going to happen" But, in early 2010 I became hooked ...
If you asked me five years ago if I'd be creating, nonetheless selling, anything 3-Dimensional, I would have laughed at you and said, "Like that's going to happen" But, in early 2010 I became hooked on making bead animals after I wondered if the concept of those beaded lizard keychains could be expanded on. It started innocently enough, with me making dogs and horses inbetween college classes and studying. Over time, that table I would display them on began to look smaller and smaller as more and more dogs were added and it became apparent I had an addiction. Apart from some vague instruction along the lines of "you put the beads on the wires and weave like a maniac up and down!" I am entirely self-taught and my patterns are all original. I couldn't think of anything I'd love to do more everyday!
When I'm not beading, I ride horses, draw, write, and read books. Occasionally, I'll boot up the computer and crusade across the land on horseback in a virtual kingdom, but alas, my real life is far more mundane.
Remember making beaded lizards as a kid. Well now it's time to step it up a notch!
This contains not only a pattern but a technique tutorial with video tutorials!
Basics of Bead Dogs includes:
- Materials needed and definitions of wire gauges and bead types
- Basic weaving technique
- A walk-through of the basic steps taken in making a bead dog
- Helpful photos and diagrams
- Four tutorial videos walking you through the technique, ears, legs, and finishing the dog.
- 24/7 support via email.
This Labrador Retriever Pattern includes:
- The color coded Labrador pattern
- An explanation of the pattern terminology
- Several photos to reference while making the dog.
Downloaded as .ZIP file
Unzipped Format: PDF documents.
Basics of Beading: 15 pages, 2.03 MB
Lab Pattern: 5 pages, 1.17 MB
Video: Accessable via Google Drive and downloadable as MPEG file.
Patterns are for Personal Use only. Please do not make reproductions or redistribute patterns without my permission.