Sugar Skull Cat - Brick Stitch Pattern, Day of the Dead Bead Weaving

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The kaleidoscope of colors associated with the special Day of the Dead holiday inspired me to make this vibrant beaded cat sugar skull design. For more information about this pattern, please continue to read the product description and FAQ section below. Thank you!

The cat sugar skull is made on a peyote stitch graph but stitched in the brick stitch bead weaving technique using size 11 Delica seed beads and Fireline thread. A list of suggested materials is provided for you in this 1 page file download. I used 9 different colors but feel free to change the colors or supplies to your liking.

The finished sugar skull measures approximately 2.75 cm wide by 2 cm. in height. This may vary according to the beads you choose to use.

Please note...no instructions are provided. Though this is an easy bead pattern, you must have experience with basic stitches (ladder, brick or peyote stitch) Your pattern will be similar to the sample shown in the last photo. I've included the suggested supplies, bead colors, photo of finished product as a reference and the numbered bead graph.

Your finished beadwork can be made into a necklace pendant, charm, earrings or your own creative jewelry design.

For additional information and beading tips, links are available here, http://bit.ly/BeadSupport2016.

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Have fun.

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2. it is made by your own hands and
3. you credit www.beadcrumbshawaii.com for the pattern design
4. you credit me (or tag me) on your social media post to protect my intellectual property rights

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does your pattern include?

*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.

Patterns DO NOT include instructions unless stated in the description.

Do I need to know how to bead weave when I purchase a pattern?

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.

If needed, I will try my best to help you along by providing you with tips and video links. Please take time to view this youtube link if you are new to beadweaving, bit.ly/learnbrickstitch.

Your listing states "Peyote" (or Brick Stitch) bead pattern. Do I need to stitch my beadwork using the particular method stated?

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.

Why don't you show a "starting point" on your patterns?

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).

Why do some of your patterns have loops for hardware while others do not?

It is a personal preference (as of Sept. 2015, new patterns will not show the finishing loop info). Instead of a loop, I like to stitch on a closed jump ring.

Can I sell my beadwork made from your pattern?

You may sell your finished beadwork based on my pattern as long as
1. you purchased the pattern from my shop or received it as a free pattern that has been shared by me and,
2. it is made by your own hands (no bulk, wholesale or mass production) and
3. you credit www.beadcrumbshawaii.com for the pattern design
4. you credit me (or tag me) on your social media post when publishing a photo

Can I reproduce your pattern?

No. You are not allowed reproduce the patterns; prepare “derivative” works based on my patterns; distribute copies of the patterns; teach/hold classes based on my patterns. No bulk or factory production allowed. My patterns are copyrighted.

Each pattern is my original work and my intellectual property.
The unauthorized reproduction or distribution of a copyrighted work is illegal.

What if I see a mistake on your pattern?

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 and issue you the corrected pattern at no cost.

I don't know why I didn't look at this shop earlier...the patterns are so adorable and easy to follow. I've all but finished all the ones I purchased, gotta go back for more! Don't overlook this shop if you are a beader, its amazing and the owner is so helpful, thanks so much.



Amazingly detailed patterns for such small figures! Love them!


Perfect and absolutely adorable! Love it!


I love this one! Pattern is so easy to follow and I was able to find the beads easily, thank you!


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