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The beautiful, colorful markings on a carp (koi) distinguishes it from all other fishes. Make your own koi pendant / charm with the pattern provided. These can also be made into one of a kind earrings. Change the bead colors and make them as colorful as you want!


Each koi measures approximately 3.25 wide (head to tail) and 1.75 in height (top of head to bottom of lower fin).

{you will receive}

2 pages of PDF digital files to download. This will include the pattern for the white with red koi and the pattern for the orange with white koi.

Each page will have the following information:
* List of suggested supplies
* Bead Legend (with bead colors and count)
* Bead Chart (graphical image that shows bead placement)
* Colored photo of completed designs.

Please see the turtle pattern photo as a sample.

Suggested materials:
{you will need to provide your own supplies}
* Size 12 beading needle
* Size 11 Miyuki Delica seed beads
* 6 lb. Fireline Thread

Feel free to use the materials that you are most comfortable with.

{you will not receive instructions}
Bead weaving experience is recommended. The asymmetrical shape of the fishes makes this project a bit challenging.

Please click on the "Shop Policies" tab and read the "Additional Policies and FAQs" section for important information about the bead patterns in my shop. Your purchase is for the beadwork pattern only not how to make this into a finished jewelry piece.

(c) Koi Pattern by Bead Crumbs, 2015. You may sell your finished beadwork but please do not sell or distribute the patterns.

For more information on "How do I download a digital item I purchased?", view this link https://www.etsy.com/help/article/3949

Thank you!

Frequently asked questions about BeadCrumbs

*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.
No. Instructions are not included. Experience with bead weaving is recommended.
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.
Yes. Please note that some of the patterns will be challenging for new beaders. I will try my best to help you along by providing you with tips and video links. There are also a lot of great bead weaving tutorials on YouTube. I suggest that you try a free pattern first before making a purchase. Search "free patterns" at www.HandmadeCuties.blogspot.com. Please don't get discouraged. Practice makes beading even more fun!
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.
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).
It is a personal preference (as of Sept. 2015, new patterns will not show the finishing loop info). Another option, instead of loops or connector beads, is a wire connector. One thing I don't like to do is add a jump ring directly through a bead. The twisting and turning of the jump ring weakens & may crack the bead...and that would definitely ruin your hard work!
Please contact me. I am always open to pattern suggestions but may not be able to accept custom pattern requests due to my schedule. I do not make patterns of copyright / trademarked images and characters.
No. Patterns are copyrighted. Please do not reproduce the patterns; prepare “derivative” works based on my patterns; distribute copies of the patterns; teach/hold classes based on my patterns. Thank you for your understanding. However, you can sell your completed beadwork. Credit to BeadCrumbs would be appreciated.
I go over each pattern before I list it for sale; however, if you notice an error, I will be very grateful if you notify me ASAP. I will gladly refund you for the pattern price, issue you the corrected pattern at no cost and compensate you with a freebie for catching my mistake.

Koi Pendant Beading Patterns, Brick Stitch | Digital Download (Swimming Koi)



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  • Craft type: Beading, Jewelry making
  • Instant Digital Download: 2 PDF included
  • Material: PDF Digital File
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