When do I get my patterns?
Patterns are available for download immediately after purchase. (You will also get an e-mail with a link) If using electronic check with paypal, I believe the pattern isn't sent until payment clears.
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open pdf files.
What beads do you recommend I use with your patterns?
11/0 delica beads are recommended for these patterns. However, you can substitute seed beads instead. The size may be larger though, unless using size 15/0, which will make the finished item smaller.
All my patterns are available as kits as well, which include all the beads you need + extras to complete each project.
What thread do you recomend?
Fireline 6lb or 4lb strength. I mainly use 6lb strength (crystal or smoke on dark backgrounds) on my flat peyote projects. It is very strong, almost never frays or gets tangled.
C-Lon Thread, size B or D. It is a very strong thread, but you will probably want to use a thread conditioner to prevent tangling and knots.
If ordered, a kit will come with 78 yards of size D C-lon thread.
What is the best way to start the included Word Chart?
I highly recommend peyote starter strips, especially for wordchart patterns! I have a 3 inch one and a larger 12 inch one that I beaded up. They ensure that you start your work quickly, keep your work straight, and keep the confusion out when starting up. I always use them when doing flat peyote. Best part is that you can make them yourself from leftover beads.
Link is below for instructions on how to start beadscape wordcharts with a starter strip, or without.
Confused or need further help? Feel free to contact me.
Where can I find instructions for Peyote?
A good resource for bead weaving (mostly peyote related) learning can be found here: Peyote Help
Does the panel come with a back?
Unless shown with a back, it does not. However, if you would like me to design a back for a certain pattern, please contact me. There will be a small charge. If ordering a kit, the price will increase to allow for all the beads on front and back.
Do you take custom orders?
Due to time constraints, I no longer accept custom orders.
How do I get a free pattern?
If you ever finish one of my patterns (that you have purchased) and e-mail me a picture of the completed item, you can pick any 1 pattern on my web site for free.
Just e-mail me your free pattern choice with the included picture. Thanks so much!
Please include any information you want included, in case I list it as an example. Thank you so much!
What comes with a kit?
All the 11/0 miyuki delica beads you need to make the panel shown, including some extras. All are clearly labeled in small zip-lock bags.
1 #10, 1#12 English Beading Needle (If ordered in Kit)
78 Yards of size D C-Lon Thread (If ordered in Kit)
Resources link for peyote instructions/tutorials/videos
What doesn't come with a kit?
No instructions for brick, peyote stitch or loom are included. Basic knowledge of peyote is required. May also need knowledge of how to decrease and increase with brick stitch.
Instructions for finishing/adding clasp/necklace/hanging loops, etc. Although a good resource for bead weaving (mostly peyote related) learning can be found in on my Peyote Help section.
Extra beads for fringe, strap, etc.
How soon will my order ship?
Very quickly. Usually in one business day or less. A little longer depending on the size of the order. Especially if ordering many kits, as I put those together as they sell.
What if I don't have a printer to print out the pattern?
If necessary, I can print out patterns. There is a small extra charge for supplies and shipping costs.