When my Bead Angel, Jan Hebert-Parmente, was beading up another bead pattern for this series, she said it made her think of a bear paw print. Upon looking at it further, I realized she was right so this series is now called the Bear Paw Print. There are only two patterns beaded up right now. This amulet bag panel and a big lighter cover.
The bear totem stands for strength, confidence, a warrior spirit and the courage to fight. It also stands for taking action or taking leadership. The bear totem also stands for healing of yourself and others. This healing can be in the form of emotional, physical or spiritual. There are other meanings for this totem with the Greeks, Romans and the Celts; but they are all basically the same.
You can use different colors to make this amulet bag fit any wardrobe.
The charm in the photo was beaded by my bead fairy and daughter, Angelique Metz.
On the pattern pages, I have provided you with:
- A full page graph for an easy read
- A list of suggested supplies
- Complete bead counts
- A Picture of the finished piece
- No Basic stitch instructions are provided
- Approximate Finished size:
- 1.5 inch x 1.625 inches
- Supplies Used:
- 2 colors of Delica 11/0
- Peyote or Brick Stitch
- Pages to Print:
- 1 graph only or 2 with word chart
- Skill Level:
- Advanced beginner to intermediate (need to know peyote or brick stitch)