Materials Packs

Materials Packs for many of my published tutorials are usually available in my Etsy shop, however I’m not now going to be restocking sold out packs as I’m unable to obtain the right supplies at a sensible price post Brexit. I’m also keen to spend more time beading and writing up new designs rather than sourcing, weighing and packing beads. With that in mind though I’m happy to share the details of the colourways I’ve offered over the years – I’ll be putting a page on this site listing them soon but in the meantime please do message me via Etsy or here, and I’ll be happy to share the bead colour details for any of those you see pictured here once they are out of stock in my Etsy shop.

Beads sent may vary very slightly from those shown in the photos, as sometimes I can’t get exactly the same ones, but they will always be just as lovely or even lovelier. 

Please note that the packs do not include the tutorial/instructions – you need to purchase these separately.

Please also note that needles and thread are not included, as I find every beader has slightly different preferences.

SunStar Brooch/Pendant

£17.50, available from my Etsy Shop.  All of the beads, cabochon, backing, foundation and findings required to make one of my Sun Star Brooches.

The pack includes one of my hand painted cabochons, etched Czech daggers, Miyuki and Etched Czech seed beads, pieces of Nicoles’ Bead Backing & Ultrasuede, and a brooch back which also has a handy bail so you can wear this as either a brooch or as a pendant.

Liberty SunStar Brooch/Pendant

£15.00, available from my Etsy Shop.  All of the beads, cabochon, backing, foundation and findings required to make one of my Sun Star Brooches.

The pack includes one of my hand made Liberty print cabochons, Czech daggers, Miyuki seed beads, pieces of Nicoles’ Bead Backing & Ultrasuede, and a brooch back which also has a handy bail so you can wear this as either a brooch or as a pendant.

Christmas Tree Brooch

£10, available from my Etsy Shop. 

The sequins, Miyuki beads, brooch back, Ultrasuede and Nicole’s Bead Backing required to make one of my Christmas Tree Brooches. Currently this pack comes with a FREE TUTORIAL for the tree worth £5.

Great Balls of Spikes (or Gumdrops)

£10, available from my Etsy Shop. All of the beads you need to make a slightly bonkers beaded bead or pendant.  The pack includes the Czech Spikes or Gumdrops, 5 different Miyuki seed beads in a variety of sizes, and Czech fire polished beads.

Great Ball of Spikes – Sarah Cryer Beadwork

Oscar’s Bauble – Chaton version

£12, available from my Etsy Shop.  All of the beads you need to make a lovely bauble, with either Spikes or Gumdrops.  The pack includes Miyuki seed beads and Swaroski Chatons and Lochrosen, plus a chain to hang your finished bauble. 

RETIRED Oscar’s Bauble – Original version

Crystal Marea Spike

OUT OF STOCK Squidy Component Pack

The semi precious cabochon, embroidery wires, hand dyed ribbons, chatons, backing and foundation required to make one of my Squidy Pendants or Decorations. These are the harder to source elements put together in a pack – you’ll just need to add your own seed beads etc and purchase the tutorial.

The pack includes a unique oval dyed agate cabochon, beautiful hand dyed silk ribbons, coloured ‘goldwork’ wires (please note these are not actual gold), pieces of Nicoles’ Bead Backing & Ultrasuede. You can select the individual cabochon for the colourway of your choice from the drop down (use the letters in the pictures to identify them).

Please note that you will need to add your own beads – the quantities used in this piece are so small I’ve not included them in this pack so that you can source them from your stash and keep the price down.

Currently out of stock – I will restock this as soon as I can source new cabochons.

RETIRED – Space Needle Case

Retired pack, the tutorial is still available for instant download in my Etsy shop.

All of the beads you need to make a totally awesome needle case.  The pack includes Miyuki seed beads in a variety of sizes, those hard to find 2.8mm drops, and two sumptuous Swarovski Rivolis, as well as the wooden needle case.

Left to right – Crimson & Silver, Navy & Fuchsia, Patina & Silver, Bronze & Red.

RETIRED – Baroque Tape Measure Surround

Retired pack, the tutorial is still available for instant download in my Etsy shop.

All of the beads you need to make one of my Baroque Tape Measure Surrounds, plus the right tape measure (in this case a very superior Hoechstmass one). The pack includes Swarovski Rivolis; Swarovski or Preciosa Bicones; Miyuki seed beads and drops; Czech fire polished crystals and round beads.  

Below are some examples of Sold Out colourways to inspire you if you’re putting together your own beads – or let me know which ones you like and I’ll consider bringing them back for future packs.

Colour Inspiration

And here are some of the versions I’ve finished myself of the various pieces:

6 thoughts on “Materials Packs”

  1. Hello Sarah –
    – and Happy New Year!
    I’ve just bought the tutorial for the Baroque Tape Measure Surround and wonder if you could put a materials pack together for me? Actually, it’s for a present for a friend who seems to be in a “black&pink” mood at the moment. I’m thinking that something combining “Pretty in Pink” and “Dark Metals” would be perfect. Is that a possibility?
    Many thanks.
    Jane Hartley.

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