Requirements for my Tutorials

Hi, sometimes I get asked what the exact requirements are for my various tutorials by people who are thinking about buying them, so I thought I’d stick them all on a page for you here.

Baroque Tape Measure Surround

Fuchsia & Silver Baroque Tape Measure Materials Pack
Plus – Fuchsia & Silver

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.

Space Needle Case

Long Needle Case

Space Needle Case - Sarah Cryer Beadwork
Fuchsia, Navy & Silver

Rivoli 2qty 14mm

15A 1g Size 15 Miyuki seed beads, colour A

15B 1g Size 15 Miyuki seed beads, colour B

11A 9g Size 11 Miyuki seed beads, colour A

11B 2g Size 11 Miyuki seed beads, colour B

11C 6g Size 11 Miyuki seed beads, colour C

8B 3g Size 8 Miyuki seed beads, colour B

Drop 2g 2.8mm Miyuki Drops, colour A

Needle Case Long – 91mm long, 14mm diameter, unfinished wood.  Must have ‘flush’ lid (same diameter as body).

Beadweaving needles, thread of your choice (I’d suggest matching it to the colour you choose for the needlecase), scissors, paint or marker pen for colouring the needle case, and a small (1” by ¼”) piece of double sided sticky tape.

Short Needle Case

Space Needle Case - Sarah Cryer Beadwork
Scarlet & Gold

Rivoli 2qty 14mm

15A 1g Size 15 Miyuki seed beads, colour A

15B 1g Size 15 Miyuki seed beads, colour B

11A 6g Size 11 Miyuki seed beads, colour A

11B 2g Size 11 Miyuki seed beads, colour B

11C 3g Size 11 Miyuki seed beads, colour C

8B 3g Size 8 Miyuki seed beads, colour B

Drop 2g 2.8mm Miyuki Drops, colour A

Needle Case Short – 58mm long, 14mm diameter, unfinished wood.  Must have ‘flush’ lid (same diameter as body).

Beadweaving needles, thread of your choice (I’d suggest matching it to the colour you choose for the needlecase), scissors, paint or marker pen for colouring the needle case, and a small (1” by ¼”) piece of double sided sticky tape.

Oscar’s Bauble

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12 qty Czech Gumdrop beads 7x10mm, or Czech spikes 7x17mm

11A 11g Size 11 seed beads, colour A (highlight colour, forms the petals/star) 11B 8g Size 11 seed beads, colour B (main colour)

15A <1g Size 15 seed beads, colour B (although these are not seen so you could use any colour).

Something to hang the bauble by – a fine chain, thread or fine ribbon or cord.

Beadweaving needles, thread of your choice, scissors.

Sun Star Brooch

11 1g Size 11 seed, highlight colour

8A 2.5g Size 8 seed, main colour

8B 1g Size 8 seed, highlight colour

6 2g Size 6 seed, main colour

Dagger 32-36 16x5mm single hole dagger bead, main colour

Cabochon 1 30mm diameter, 7mm high domed glass cabochon

Strong Glue – I use E6000.

Brooch back (flat back if possible as these are the easiest to attach securely).

Bead backing (I use Nicole’s Bead Backing as the colours are fantastic and the texture easy to work with).  If using a white backing you may wish to colour it in some way to prevent unattractive white showing through.

Backing material – Ultrasuede or similar.

Beadweaving needles, thread of your choice, scissors.

Cellini Rick Rack Ninja Star

One 14mm Rivoli (can be Swarovski, Preciosa, Matubo or even a cheap Chinese one)

Miyuki Seed Beads – Approximate quantities (please note these will vary according to bead finish as that impacts the weight of each bead).  

Original version

15A, 15G = 1.2g 15C, 15D,15I = 0.6g 11B, 11E, 11H = 1.3g 8F = 3.5g

Big version

11A = 2.2g 11G 2.4g  11C, 11D,11I = 1.2g

8B, 8E, 8H = 3g 6F = 11.2g (or 120 3mm fire polished rounds)

One 18mm round Rivoli

Squidy

Cabochon 1 Approx 25x50mm oval domed semi precious flat back 

Chaton 2 8mm Swarovski or equivalent

Seed Beads

15 <1g Size 15 seeds in 2 or 3 toning colours

11 <1g Size 11 seeds in 3 or 4 toning colours

8 <1g Size 8 seeds in 2 toning colours

Goldwork wires

Pearl Purl 50cm 1.1mm or 1.4 mm (no.1 or no.2)) – toning colour aka Hard Purl, Purl Wire.  

Bright Check Purl 20cm 1.4cm (no.6) – highlight colour (for the fins)

You can substitute a Smooth or Rough Purl for the Bright Check, and if you prefer not to use goldwork, then you can substitute backstitched rows of size 15 seeds.  The Pearl Purl is used in two different steps so you can use two different finishes or colours – the Cab outline (20cm) and the outer edge of the whole piece(30cm).

Silk ribbon for the tentacles – I use a hand dyed ribbon from Hope Jacare on Etsy – 4mm wide and lightweight – search for ‘silk embroidery ribbons’ to get the right weight.  Stef Francis also makes the correct size in lovely colours. I use 25cm in each of at least 5 colours (or 125cm total).

Bead backing in a colour to tone with your beads – I use Nicole’s Bead Backing as the colours are fantastic and the texture easy to work with, but any good quality ‘hard’ felt will work.  

Backing material – Ultrasuede or similar.

Strong Glue – I use E6000

Beadweaving needles, thread of your choice (but not Fireline or similar – they are awful for embroidery, way too stiff and you’ll want to match colours), optional sewing thread, sharp scissors, sacrificial non-precious scissors (see below). 

If you want to do more goldwork or already have the kit, then a mellor and/or goldwork tweezers for pushing the metals around, and goldwork scissors, plus embroiderers beeswax (not Thread Heaven) to prevent snagging – but for a piece with only a little goldwork in you will probably get away without them.  

You may prefer to use a sewing thread rather than a beading thread for the goldwork steps.  

At the very least you will definitely need an old pair of scissors to cut the wire as they will trash them if you don’t have specialist goldwork scissors (and you need a clean finish so don’t be tempted to use wire cutters, they’re too big and clumsy).

Bead colours – this piece is really designed for using up tiny amounts of beads – the bulk of the surface is either cab or metalwork.  Colourwise, the outline colour needs seeds in all three sizes (not the same colour as the Pearl Purl, opaque beads work well), as does the bubbly fill (ideally a transparent bead for the latter to get that bubble effect).  A bit of a contrast with the front 11s of the bezel against the chatons makes them ‘pop’. Other than that anything which tones and blends across say 4 shades is great (so I’ve used a variety of greens, turquoises, blues & purples to work with the turquoise and purple of the cab – all colours which sit next to each other on the colour wheel). Or simply match the colours in your ribbon?

Christmas Tree Brooch

Around 100 mixed shape and size sequins, in three or four colours (next to each other on the colour wheel for an ombre effect).

1g Size 15 seed beads

2g Size 11 seed beads 

Brooch back if you want to make a brooch as per the instructions. Alternatively you can stitch a jump ring to the backing, or add a loop of beads if you only want a pendant or decoration.

Bead backing/foundation  I use Nicole’s Bead Backing as the colours are fantastic and the texture easy to work with, but any good quality ‘hard’ felt will work.  I would avoid plain white backing as it will show through the sequins. You’ll need a piece big enough to cut an isoceles triangle 5.3cm across the base and 7.3cm tall.

Backing material – Ultrasuede or similar to match your foundation, same size. 

Strong Glue – I use E6000
Beadweaving needles,thread of your choice (but not Fireline or similar – they are awful for embroidery, way too stiff and you’ll want to match colours to your backing), sharp scissors.

Great Balls of Spikes

Great Ball of Spikes - Black, White & Neon Pink
Great Ball of Spikes – Black, White & Neon Pink – Sarah Cryer Beadwork

S 12qty Czech Spikes (7mm x 17mm) or Gumdrops (7mm x 10mm)

F 24qty 3mm Fire-polished or Round

11A <1g Size 11 seed beads colour A (highlight colour)

8B <1g Size 8 seed beads colour B (main colour)

11B <1g Size 11 seed beads colour B

15B <1g Size 15 seed beads colour B

11C <1g Size 11 seed beads colour C (secondary colour)

Beadweaving needles, thread of your choice, scissors.

Kissing Piggies

Kissing Piggies - Brights - Sarah Cryer Beadwork
Kissing Piggies – Brights – Sarah Cryer Beadwork

1qty Polaris/Luna Soft Cabochon, 24mm

8A <1g (60 qty) Size 8 Seed Beads, Colour A

8A <1g (20 qty) Size 8 Seed Beads, Colour B

11C <1g (20 qty Size 11 Seed Beads, Colour C

11D <1g (40 qty) Size 11 Seed Beads, Colour D

T 20 qty Twin beads (Preciosa)

P 20 qty Piggy beads

R 10 qty Round Beads 4mm

F 10 qty Fire Polished beads 3mm

Beadweaving needles, thread of your choice, scissors.