Beading / Jewelry

Beaded Fireworks Runner

By  Linda Wyszynski  for  Wichelt Imports

size: 34"x14"

  • Beaded Fireworks Runner

Materials

  • Keepsake Calico Purple Tonal Fabric, 1 yd.
  • White flannel, 1/2 yd.
  • Wichelt Imports Mill Hill Glass Seed Beads, one pkg. each: White, Old Gold, Frosted Peppermint
  • Wichelt Imports Mill Hill Bugle Beads, 1 pkg. each: Victorian Gold Small, Large; Dusty Rose Small
  • White sequins, 4mm
  • Kreinik Pink Metallic Fine #8 Braid
  • YLI Corp. Grey Silamide, size A
  • Sewing thread: purple, white

Tools

  • Needles: beading, embroidery
  • Rotary cutter with self-healing cutting mat
  • Sewing machine

Basic Supplies

  • white tissue paper, black fine-tip permanent pen, straight pins, tweezers, iron, pressing cloth, and surface, ruler

Pattern - Beaded Fireworks Runner

  • 1. Note: When working beading stitches, use grey Silamide doubled.
  • 2. Print out full-size pattern. Transfer pattern onto two pieces of 8"x6" tissue paper.
  • 3. Cut two 15"x35" purple panels and one 15"x35" flannel panel. Set one purple panel aside. Pin flannel panel to other purple panel. Baste around edges and down center to hold in place; remove pins. Center one traced design 4-1/2" from bottom on right side of purple panel; pin in place. Baste around tissue pattern, stitching ½" from traced lines. Trim off extra tissue using scissors. Work pattern through tissue, fabric, and flannel. Check back of panel to ensure stitches go through all layers.
  • Tip
  • 1. Always pull beading stitches snug so beads lay flat against the fabric. When attaching bugle beads, the seed beads need to sit flat against the end of the bugle bead. If pulled too snug, the seeds will not lay flat.