Beaded Christmas Gnome Beaded Box Decorations
Online class with downloadable PDF and video tutorials, taught by Katie Dean. Suitable for all levels of experience.
Let me just re-cap on what you've just seen in the video...
About the Project
These cute little gnomes are about 3" (7.5cm) tall and just under 2" (5cm) wide.
You are going to be working in simple Peyote stitch, using Superduo beads.
You will also need size 11 and size 8 seed beads, plus a Mini Mushroom bead or round bead for the nose.
This is suitable for all levels, even beginners!
How will you be learning?
This class gives you the following...
- Full 13-page PDF tutorial with detailed written instructions, diagrams to show thread paths and step-by-step photos to illustrate the project
- Almost an hour of video demonstrations, broken down into short videos that detail each step of the project
- The chance to ask questions and receive personal tuition if you get stuck
(You can view the full curriculum (set of lessons) just underneath here.)
You can work through all this material in your own time, at your own pace. You can download the PDF to work on away from the computer. You will need your computer to watch the videos.
Start whenever you are ready, and you have life-time (Note: that is the life-time of the beading school) access to the class, so you can pop in here and use this material whenever you want.
Bead from the comfort of your own home, or favourite beading space.
So, if that all sounds good, just click on the button below to enroll and then start now or later.
Get started now!
StartVideo 1: Row 1, plus step up technique (8:17)
StartVideo 2: Technique for Rows 2-5 (6:01)
StartVideo 3: Technique for Rows 6 & 7 (3:43)
StartVideo 4: Technique for Decrease Cycles (8:52)
StartVideo 5: Final Superduo Rows (2:55)
StartVideo 6: Completing the Body and Adding Hanging Loops (5:21)
NOTE: if you are a very experienced beader and you only wish to purchase a PDF tutorial and not benefit from the invaluable help on the videos, or to be able to ask me questions, then the PDF-only is available from the Beadflowers website.
Your Beading Tutor
Hi! I'm Katie and I'm here to help you become a better beader. Now, no matter whether you've just started out or you've been beading for a while, you probably come across things you don't understand or can't do.
So, that's where I come in. I've been beading since 2003. I was self-taught originally, so I'm pretty sure that whatever 'pain point' you're currently experiencing, it's something I've also faced and overcome. Which means I understand your frustration, but I can also help you to find a way through it.
My own beading experience covers a multitude of different techniques (beadweaving, French beading, bead embroidery and more!). I've published books, patterns in magazines, I even edited a beading magazine for 3 years! And I'm a qualified teacher.
All of that is very nice, but it's not what drives me. I am passionate about beading, in all its forms, and I want others to share that passion. So, my dream is to help more people, like you, to get the most out of their beading. That's why I set up the 'Become a Better Beader' group and why I started publishing beading courses. I've developed the courses specifically to address the things that people tell me they are struggling with. So, if there's something you find difficult, let me know about it.
You can also access hundreds of free informational blogs about beading and join the 'Better Beader' group at www.myworldofbeads.com.