I have always loved how beautiful the male cardinals have looked. My dad's favorite baseball team is the Cardinals. So what would be more natural than for me to make a pen wrap with a cardinal on it. I really should bead up one of these for him. LOL
The male cardinal is a wonderful rich red with a black face and even though the female has a little red, they have more brown than red. These beautiful birds do not migrate and look gorgeous with a snowy background.
This beautiful pen wrap with a Northern Cardinal was beaded up by two of my Bead Angels. My Bead Angel, Llyweyn Friars, who went on to become a bead pattern designer in her own right, beaded up the Northern Cardinal with the white background back in 2010 and placed it on a green pen. Then, my Bead Angel, Ellen Roskopp, beaded it up with both a white and blue background. They both did a wonderful job on the pen wraps.
You can make a wardrobe of these wraps as the Pilot G-2 pen is refillable and the wraps can be changed out for a different style or to match any wardrobe. All you have to do is bead the panel, zip it up, open the pen, and slide the cover right on.
This pen wrap will also fit a 10mm secret compartment keychain with or without the whistle. So if you want to give someone a special gift, this Wrap would be perfect.
This eBook has alphabetic characters for the bead color to make the word charts easier to read.
On the pattern pages, I have provided you with:
- A full page pattern
- A list of suggested supplies
- Complete bead counts
- A Picture of the finished piece
- Word Chart with starter strip available
- No Basic stitch instructions are provided
- Approximate Finished size:
- 1.38 by 2.25 inches
- Supplies Used:
- Delicas 11/0
- Pilot G-2 Pen or similar pen
- Peyote or Brick Stitch
- Pages to Print:
- 1 graph only or 3 with word chart
- Skill Level:
- Advanced Beginner to Intermediate (Must know peyote or brick stitch)