I was inspired to look to the gardens and countryside of the UK and pay tribute to some of the beautiful birds we are lucky to find there. In this sweet beaded pen wrap design you’ll find the cheeky robin, kingfisher, bullfinch, blue tit and goldfinch. This pen pattern was previously published in the Beadworkers Guild Journal.
This wrap measures 36mm x 60mm and fits perfectly around a Pilot G-2 pen. These can be bought easily from most stationers and are refillable.
This a great project for beaders of any level – all you need is a little knowledge of peyote stitch to begin! If you need more help getting started you can find my Guide to Peyote Stitch.
A bonus pattern for making brick stitch charms of the birds is included (a little knowledge of brick stitch is required.)
Full quantities are listed in the pattern. You will need:
Size 11 Miyuki Delica beads
1 x pen (Pilot G-2) – these are refillable and easily sourced online or from most stationers
This project is ideal for beginner-intermediate beaders upwards. It assumes you are comfortable with peyote stitch and following a bead/word chart, as no step-by-step instructions are provided. The tutorial does include a link to a video guide to making peyote pen wraps!
I am happy for you to sell any items you make using this tutorial, however I do request 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.