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 (suzannecopper.com) 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.
On the pattern pages, I have provided you with:
- Photo of the finished card case
- Index page
- Bead Legends (number and color of beads required)
- Easy to read numbered color graphs
- Tube method bead chart with instructions to copy to size and use
- Word Charts (choose Word Chart option)
- Instructions to stitch completed components together
- Approximate Finished size:
- Length: 3 3/4"
Width: 2 3/4"
- Supplies Used:
- Miyuki Delica beads size 11, beading thread and needle, small sew-on snaps or sew-on hook and loop dots
- Tubular peyote, Even count flat peyote
- Pages to Print:
- 9 without Word Chart
20 with Word Chart
- Skill Level:
- Intermediate: Knowledge of tubular peyote stitch and flat even count peyote stitch and zipping edges together to form tube. Instructions for peyote stitch are not included.