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Heart Card Case Pattern


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This is a pattern to bead a case for standard playing cards (2 1/2" X 3 1/2"). The design on this case is a gorgeous heart design on the front and a spade design on the back of the case. The background design is made up of spirals in 2 colors of white that makes me think of lace. The photos are of the finished case that I made using this pattern. The case body is beaded in tubular peyote stitch. The bottom of the case and the top flap are beaded in flat peyote stitch and zipped onto the completed tube which will then form a rectangular box. This box fits a deck of cards without the card stock box that cards come in. I have included the charts needed to create the case using either of 3 common methods. For color chart users, are a large color chart for each piece. For those who prefer to bead around the pattern tube, are a smaller color chart and instructions to print and copy to bead size to wrap around a tube and bead. For word chart beaders, are word charts for each piece. To help you print out only the pages you will use, I have included an index page. I wish to thank Suzanne Cooper ( for graciously licensing me to use her heart design on this card case. The heart design is one of several lovely designs in her Hearts design package. Finished case is 2 3/4" W X 3 3/4" H X 3/4" D. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Tubular Peyote stitch Flat peyote stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 3 3/4" H X 2 3/4" W X 3/4" D

Supplies Needed

  • Delica beads in 8 colors
  • Bead thread or Fireline and needle
  • Small sew-on snaps or sew-on hook and loop dots

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Bethel's Wild Wonderings
Bethel's Wild Wonderings
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.