A regal miniature beaded crown is stitched using circular peyote stitch and set off with dramatic crystals.
This tutorial shows you how to create tiny crowns in different sizes using Delica beads to create a stunning necklace, bracelet and earrings.
This design was inspired by a stately crest captured in wrought iron, discovered whilst exploring Drumlanrig castle; the Dumfriesshire seat of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry. The family crest features a winged heart and crown, and dates back to Sir James Douglas in the 14th century. Douglas was a supporter of Robert the Bruce; upon his death he was instructed to carry the king’s heart to the Holy lands but died on the battlefield.
The tutorial includes instructions for making up matching earrings and a bracelet as a bonus project.
Previously published in Making Jewellery magazine.
- 28mm ‘Truly in love’ 6264 Swarovski Elements heart pendant
- Size 11 Miyuki Delica beads
- Size 15 Miyuki seed beads
- 2mm Czech
- 12x8mm 5040 Swarovski Elements briolettes or similar
- 1mm waxed cotton cord
Ideal for beginner-intermediate beaders. Tutorial includes step by step diagrams and easy to follow instructions.
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.