Sudoku Barrette Beading Pattern
- Learn how to make beaded barrettes with seed beads using
squarestitch with this easy to follow beading pattern.
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How to Make Beaded Barrettes with Seed Beads #185
I made my mom a beaded barrette for Christmas this past year and she liked it so much I decided to make her a few more for Mother's Day. This time, I wanted to come up with a monochromatic design that included variations of the same color so the barrettes would coordinate with whatever variations she wore of her favorite colors. Because my mom loves to play Sudoku to keep her mind sharp (it's apparently working because she's sharp as a tack at 80+), I thought it would be fun to work a Sudoku theme into the design. What I ended up with is a repeating pattern consisting of 6 beads across by 6 beads down, in which no single color is repeated in either direction (just like the numbers in a Sudoku puzzle). The barrettes came out so pretty that I decided to make a pattern for the design to share with you!
This pattern consists of 60 high-resolution photos and easy-to-follow step-by-step directions (as well as a full-color diagram of the Sudoku pattern). This is a great project for all skill levels that produces lovely barrettes in your favorite colors that will beautifully complement your entire wardrobe! Thank you for shopping Simple Bead Patterns, and as always, bead happy!
DIY jewelry making beading pattern by Lane Landry
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- Beading thread and needle
- Seed beads
- Hair barrette
- Flush cutter
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Substituting with Different Beads or Beading Materials
Many of our designs can be made using comparable beading materials. For example, if our pattern calls for 4mm round pearls, in most cases, you can use different types of 4mm round beads instead (such as 4mm round fire polished beads). Please note: If the pattern is for a bead weaving (or stitched) project, it's typically not recommended to use different sizes of beads than those recommended, as the original design may not work out as intended. You may also substitute recommended materials with your preferred brand (for example using Nymo vs. FireLine thread) unless otherwise noted for a specific reason. For example, if we specifically recommend using TOHO seed beads with a particular project, the project may not work out as well if you substitute and use Delica seed beads instead (which differ in shape).
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