I adore autumn. I resist summer’s end with the first few leaves that begin turning, but only momentarily! Within a few weeks, as morning shadows lengthen and more leaves colour, I look forward to the coziness of fall.
The season brings rain and cooler temps to most of Canada, and makes our crafting time all the more appealing. Seasonal décor is in some stores already so let’s explore free patterns for beady seasonal décor inspired by our Canadian winter.
- This first link is from Natalina. It is a treasure trove of photos of beaded snowflakes, with a few schematics thrown in. It is in Russian (translation available), but you really don’t need language! I could see mixing faceted fire polished rounds into many of the snowflakes.
- This next snowflake, very simple but stunning, is from Alison Murray of Dream a Little Bigger. You could easily mix a few stunning, newly purchased bicones with vintage beads from thrift store purchases!
- If you enjoy learning from beading tutorials, here is one that appealed to me. Czech pearls would be ideal for these!
You can find our Snowflake wire frames here.
- The Christmas tree has such appeal, that many Canadians enjoy creating their own versions, no matter which holiday they celebrate. Here is a step-by-step wire worked evergreen with photo instructions – just keep clicking the forward arrow and follow along. These opaque dark green Czech seed beads would suit this work, as will this 20 gauge copper wire.
Year after year the first snowfall mesmerizes me. While I make snowflakes to decorate our Yuletide tree, I will dream of the first enchanting snowfall ……. (and forget that I might use colourful language by March when it continues to snow and seems like it will keep snowing into summer!).
🎵Let me bead, let me bead, let me bead!🎵 Cathy