Here is a project that you can work on to celebrate your next snow day.
Snowflakes are formed by ice crystals falling through the atmosphere. Each flake is unique because each one travels an individual path through different temperatures and humidity levels.
I chose to design this Lacy Snowflake tea light cover to use 11/0 irregular beads to give it the same type of originality.
11/0 glass beads are not all identical. Their slight differences help to add sparkle in this delicate, lacy tea light cover.
I worked the pattern in tubular even count peyote stitch around a tube that I made from a toilet paper tube. Instructions to help you make your own tube are included on page 3.
The four page pattern features:
- a large graph-style beading chart for the beaded band
- color key with suggested 11/0 bead colors and bead counts for the beaded band
- a color photo of the finished tea light cover
- a word chart for the band of the tea light cover (stitched in Even Count Tubular Peyote Stitch)
- instructions in words and photos to help you make a tube to work around to create your tea light cover
- step-by-step instructions in words and diagrams to create the lacy base of the tea light cover
- Approximate Finished size:
- the beaded band fits a standard tea light
- Supplies Used:
- 11/0 glass seed beads
- Tubular Even Count Peyote Stitch/Brick Stitch
- Pages to Print:
- Skill Level:
(Beader should be familiar with Peyote/Brick stitch)