Chinese Lion Brick Stitch Bead PATTERN | Printable Digital Pattern


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Here is a pattern inspired by the Chinese Lion Dance Costume.
This is a digital file for you to download and/or print.

The Chinese Lion is something fierce but with it's spirited movements, it passes on good luck, fortune, and happiness. Make your own lion head charm with this brick stitch beading pattern. Miyuki Delica beads are recommended for this project.

➤➤ Please read the entire product description to make sure that listing is just what you're looking for. If you have questions, feel free to contact me.

➤ You will receive a digital bead pattern file for one red Chinese Lion. Please feel free to change the bead colors because this regal lion comes in many colors. You will be able to download the file once payment has been confirmed. The file is available to you in both PDF and JPG format. You do not need to download both formats - choose the format that works best for you.

➤ The file will contain the following information:
1. Suggested supply list (actual materials not provided)
2. Bead legend with bead colors including DB#
3. Photo of the completed beadwork as reference
4. Bead graph showing bead placement

➤ This pattern is suitable for those who are new to bead weaving but familiar with basic bead weaving techniques such as the ladder stitch and increasing/decreasing brick stitch. I made the beadwork using the brick stitch method.

➤ No Instructions are included. I have 20 Cent Tutorials for those new to bead weaving and would like to give this very fun craft a try.

➤ Approximate Measurements (width cm x height cm): 2.8 x 2.8

240 Delica seed beads in 7 colors are used to make this design.

Specific information about the supplies and bead colors will be included within the pattern file. The turtle photo shows a similar sample of what you will receive (supply list, bead legend, photo for reference, bead chart). Again, no instructions are included.

➤ The last photo displaying the rainbow charm, is an example of how you can use your finished beadwork. The actual charm is not included.

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➤Please note that a filter has been applied to the photos to discourage copying of the design. Colors may vary according to your monitor setting.

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What does your pattern include?

You are purchasing a DIGITAL PATTERN for you to download &/or print. You will need a digital reader to access the file. Please inquire if you want a pattern printed and mailed to you. Printing & shipping fees will apply.

Digital pattern includes:
*Suggested Supply List that typically includes 6lb FireLine thread, Delica seed beads 11/0, size 12 beading needle
*Bead Legend - includes bead colors with reference to manufacturer's bead no. and bead count.
*Photo of a completed project so you can see an actual finished piece.
*Bead Chart - graphical image of bead placement. The numbers on the bead chart corresponds with the numbers shown on the bead legend.

Patterns DO NOT include instructions unless stated in the description.

Do I need to know how to bead weave when I purchase a pattern?

Yes. You will need to know basic bead weaving stitches such as ladder stitch, peyote stitch and brick stitch. You will also need to know how to add thread (if your existing thread is too short), how to end your beadwork and how to add attachments or connector beads if making jewelry.

If needed, I will try my best to help you along by providing you with tips and video links. Please take time to view this youtube link if you are new to beadweaving,

Your listing states "Peyote" (or Brick Stitch) bead pattern. Do I need to stitch my beadwork using the particular method stated?

Definitely not! Use either Peyote or Brick Stitch to weave your design. Many of my patterns are created on a Peyote Stitch chart because it's my personal preference. However, when actually beading my piece, I turn my pattern sideways and stitch using the brick stitch technique.

Why don't you show a "starting point" on your patterns?

You can start anywhere you want to. Some people have told me that they like to start from the center moving outwards while others like to start at the edge. I usually start at the widest/tallest point or on the row/column that I plan to attach a connector bead (so I can get that out of the way first).

Why do some of your patterns have loops for hardware while others do not?

It is a personal preference (as of Sept. 2015, new patterns will not show the finishing loop info). Instead of a loop, I like to stitch on a closed jump ring.

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