National Beading week 2017

Our time to celebrate all things beady and share the bead love. Each year I create a free pattern for the Beadworkers Guild with the hope that you will bead it to show and share it during their National Beading Week. This year’s design is inspired by these sweet little people beads used for a competition last year.


The Beady Peeps charm is so cute, it’s worked in albion stitch and, of course, a sparkly Swarovski rivoli.

I’ve shared more of the story here on the wonderful lovebeadlove blog page and I’ve included a pretty Magic Chain pattern for free. It’s very easy to do, and great fun too. We can’t wait to see your versions.



You can download the free Beady Peeps pattern here.

I’ve also made materials packs so if you love my vintage rainbow colours using the gorgeous Miyuki duracoat beads, Swarovski rivoli and rose gold coloured findings, grab yourself one quick, here.


If you want to join in more of the fun, get your local bead store or beading group involved, you can find out more by visiting the official National Beading Week website here to explore the options.