Jazz up a plain tape measure with Delica beads and your own personalised design, for a unique and fun addition to your beading tool kit.
This pattern consists of a blank chart for you to customise for your own tape measure. Full instructions allow you to turn your pattern into a complete beaded tape measure; with 2 variations – full or part covered.
Simply print off the chart in page 2 and colour in your design. Then follow the chart and instructions to bead around the outside.
Previous knowledge of circular peyote stitch is necessary and some experience of following charts would be helpful. Suitable for Intermediate/Advanced beaders.
This project was inspired by my popular Sea Measure workshop (now available as a pattern), as students wanted to take the skills they had learnt to create personalised designs themselves.
The tape measures shown in the photos are for inspiration purposes only, please note the only chart included in the instructions is a blank one for your own design.
The pattern requires a plain 5cm wide round plastic tape measure. Metro brand works well. Why not purchase the materials to help you make this? Click here to buy the materials pack.
You will need:
- 50mm / 5cm diameter tape measure
- Size 11 Delica beads
- Pencils/pens for colouring the chart
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.