Bead It Forward 2016

By | January 21, 2016

Every January, the Indiana Bead Society spends the monthly meeting working on squares for the Bead It Forward project.  Beaders all over the world make little 1.5″ by 1.5″ beaded squares which are then assembled into quilts and other items, then auctioned off to raise money for breast cancer research.   It’s a great way to use your beading superpowers for good.

This year’s theme is Space. There are lots of great patterns available on the Bead It Forward site.  And Amy, the woman in charge, has even provided a page of little blank peyote graphs that are all the perfect size for the project.  That was all the invitation I needed. I couldn’t believe that none of the great sci-fi genres were being represented.  So I dusted off my favorite colored pencils and got to work.   I came up with 6 patterns.  If you make one, send me a picture, I would love to see how these work up.   So far I have only had a chance to start beading one of them.   I will post more pictures as I make progress.   But for now, here are the patterns.   Make a few and send them in to Amy at Bead it Forward.  The squares are due by March 1, 2016.  The guidelines and application form can be found here.

These are all single drop peyote patterns, you can either start from the bottom left or the top right corner.   I think these would all make fun pendants too.  Just add a few more solid rows at the top, fold over and zip into a bail.   I might have to make myself a Gorn necklace…

Classic Trek Square Gorn Square Lego Spaceman Square Retro Rocket Square Robot 1 Square Robot 2 Square


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