Rêves Bird Cage Beading Pattern


In this pattern you’ll learn how to weave a delicate vintage-style beaded bird cage that makes a pretty pendant or ornament. The project uses herringbone, peyote in the round and freeform stitches.



Explore the possibilities of herringbone stitch with this three-dimensional beading project. Previously a workshop only project but now available as a pattern!

In this pattern you’ll weave an elegant and dainty cage structure using seed beads and add a tiny bird charm to the interior. You’ll learn how to weave whimsical vines and floral elements to finish off this pretty vintage-style pendant or ornament. Watch the video below to see it up close! It’s perfect as an ornament or pendant.

The tutorial includes step by step diagrams, close-up photos where extra explanation is needed and easy to follow instructions. Experience of working in peyote stitch is recommended for this project.­ Stitches include herringbone, peyote in the round and freeform. Most suitable for intermediate beaders.

Materials required:

  • Size 11 and 15 Japanese seed beads in a selection of colours
  • Czech glass flower beads
  • 4mm glass pearls
  • A bird charm or bead (I love TierraCast’s Palma birds)

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.

Additional information

Pattern format

Digital, Printed


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