Stitch a cute miniature beaded Christmas Pickle ornament to hide on your tree this season using peyote stitch!
This fun project uses three sizes of seed beads in festive green. You’ll learn how to create a 32mm / 1 1/4 inch pickle plus even teenier ones (2cm / 0.7 inch) for earrings!
- Size 8, 11 and seed beads
- Ribbon/elastic to hang/decorate
- Earwires and jump rings
- Beading thread, needles and scissors
Most suitable for intermediate beaders, or adventurous beginners with a little experience of peyote stitch. The tutorial includes step by step diagrams, close-up photos where extra explanation is needed and easy to follow instructions.
The legend of the Christmas Pickle
The tradition of the Christmas Pickle is an American one dating from the 19th Century. An ornamental pickle is hidden on the family tree! On Christmas morning, the first child to find the pickle receives an extra present from Santa Claus – or, is said to have a year of good fortune!
While I am happy for you to sell any items you make using this tutorial, I do ask that you credit me as the designer. I kindly ask that you do not copy, teach or share my pattern.
If you choose Digital, then the PDF instructions will be emailed to you within 24 hours once payment has been received, no shipping will be charged. If you choose Printed then a printed copy of the instructions will be sent to you in the post and you will be charged the standard postage cost.