Yet more materials packs 

Do you know I have now put together 28 different colourways, many of which can be seen here.….?  Anyway, another set are available now, including some using a new, transparent tape measure.

U.K. Buyers can order from my Folksy or Etsy shops.

I’m often asked by overseas buyers if I can send to them, so in case you are one of them,so I thought it would be useful to stick one of the replies I sent to a lovely US customer here where you can all see:

I don’t normally ship overseas as postage outside the UK is so ridiculously expensive even for small packages, that it doesn’t really make the packs very good value for customers.  Postage to the US would be £10 (just over $15), so whilst I’m happy to do it, you may be better off selecting the beads yourself locally/from your stash and spending that postage money on even more beads! However, everything I include in the packs should be readily available internationally  –  below are some tips on tape measure & bead selection, and an exact list of the pattern’s requirements with quantities to help you decide.

Tape measure – they are pretty widely available from craft shops and online (for example or  I have found the ‘metro’ brand are better quality, but pretty much all of the others available are fine size wise.  

The beads themselves are all standard stuff – you can substitute rounds for fire polisheds and vice versa, and even change colour more often in the seeds.  The only ones to watch out for are the drops, which are 2.8mm rather than 3.4mm (they have a very slender stem compared to the 3.4, so you can’t swap).

In terms of colourways, there are infinite options, but there are pictures here of some of the ones I’ve sold in the past (scroll down to get to the right tutorial):

The exact requirements are:

2qty 14mm Round Rivoli

3g Size 15 Seed Bead Colour A

10g Size 11 Seed Bead Colour A

3g Size 11 Seed Bead Colour B

47 qty 3mm Fire Polished Beads

46 qty 4mm Round Beads

98 qty 2.8mm Drop Beads

B 32 qty 3mm Bicone Crystals

Tape Measure, 50mm diameter, 10mm thick.

Beadweaving needles, thread of your choice, scissors.

So I hope this helps you understand why I keep to the UK only with the packs – do contact me though if you have any problems sourcing the items.

Author: theindecisivebeader

Blogging from the outskirts of London about beadweaving and life in general.

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