Essential Spring Beading Patterns
The ‘official’ start of Spring may not be for another couple of weeks. But I’ve got your back here with these essential Spring beading patterns that you’re going to want to begin right away. Why is that? Well, the month of March is full of anniversaries and celebrations that are perfect for marking in beads. So, now is the time to get started…
Essential Spring Beading patterns
March 1st is the first of those special events… Saint David’s day. David is the patron Saint of Wales and his day is traditionally marked with daffodils and leeks.
Now, who doesn’t love a daffodil?
It just so happens that I’ve rooted out three different daffodil patterns for you to try. So, this should have you covered whatever style of beading you enjoy.
First up, a beautiful French beaded Daffodil pattern, which you can find here. This is a pretty simple project, so you won’t need a lot of previous experience.
If you prefer Peyote stitch, then I have a couple of choices for you. These simple Daffodil charms make great pins or earrings. Or, you could hang them on a charm bracelet or necklace.
Lastly, if you’re attracted to beaded boxes, this Daffodil is really an ‘entry-level’ design you can try. You might look at it and think it’s going to be hard, but it actually uses the absolute simplest beaded box techniques and will be quicker to make than you might imagine. So, if that sounds good, here’s the link to the Daffodil beaded box pattern.
St Piran’s Day
I’m betting you’ve never heard of St Piran?
Well, he’s the patron Saint of Cornwall – my home! Now he does have his own flag, but rather than use that to commemorate St Piran’s day (5th March), I chose to try something a little more obscure.
When you talk about Cornwall, what associations spring to mind? Tin mining, farming, fishing…and pirates! So, my nod to St. Piran is the pirate’s Treasure Chest beaded box, which is huge fun to make. If you want to try your hand at this one, you can find the pattern here, at this link.
St Patrick’s Day
I’m pretty sure this patron Saint (of Ireland) will be a lot more familiar to you. In fact, St Patrick’s Day, celebrated on 17th March, has become something of a holiday all around the world.
So, for this celebration, I’ve made a Leprechaun’s hat as a beaded box. It includes a lucky clover (and yes, I deliberately gave it four leaves to bring luck, rather than the more traditional three leaves of the Saint’s clover). It’s another pretty simple beaded box, so great to try if you’re quite new to making boxes.
Now, depending on which part of the world you live, you might be celebrating this special day in March (UK) or in May (US, Australia). Either way, the project I’m about to share here will take a bit of time, so you’d best get started!
Yes, this is another, very special beaded box. But if you want to try something else, I’ve got a few more ideas to share below, so keep reading.
Now, you might prefer to treat your Mum to some jewellery. So, there’s really no end of beautiful projects ideal for that. Or, just for celebrating the season…
Now, I don’t think it would be right to talk about essential Spring beading patterns without mentioning Easter. But, I have a couple of blogs already devoted to Easter patterns alone. So, if you’re after a quick and easy Easter make, you can find some great ideas in this blog.
If you’re really into your beaded boxes, or other dimensional beadwork, then you’ll want to take a look at the blog I wrote in 2019. That one covers some really amazing patterns for dimensional work, like sugar Easter eggs, Easter egg beaded boxes, and even an Easter bonnet. So, if that sounds good, check out the blog post here.