Digital Alligator Bead Pattern for you to download/print.
The inspiration for this alligator came from a wonderful customer who noticed that this swampy reptile was missing from my collection of beaded animals. I am happy for the suggestion and pleased to share this delightful design with you.
I am providing you with a 1 page file to download. No instructions are provided. You will need experience with brick stitch beading. Because of the unusual shape of the alligator, this design is a little tricky so you will need to be familiar and comfortable with bead weaving stitches (ladder, brick).
1. Suggested supplies (including but not limited to beading needle, bead thread, Delica seed beads).
2. Bead legend with colors I used to complete the alligator.
3. Photo of completed project as reference.
4. Bead graph to show bead placement.
Measures approximately 1.25 inches in length (nose to tail) and .5 inches in width.
You can use your completed beadwork as a fun novelty earring (see second photo), charm or pendant. Make it one-of-a-kind with your own bead colors.
You may sell your finished design. Credit to Bead Crumbs would be appreciated. You are not allowed to sell or distribute the pattern for this alligator.
© Alligator Bead Pattern by Bead Crumbs, 2015
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*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. The majority of my listings are "Pattern Only"; therefore, instructions are not included. Experience with bead weaving is recommended. For patterns with instructions, please view the listings in the "tutorial" section.
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. Here is a link on YouTube, bit.ly/learnbrickstitch. Search YouTube and online for more tutorials. I suggest that you try a free pattern first before making a purchase. Free patterns are found on my Facebook page, www.facebook.com/beadcrumbs. 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. 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. Any type of distribution (print, electronically, etc.) is a copyright infringement . You are prohibited from creating beadwork based on a photo you viewed online, or shared with you, without purchasing the pattern from my shop or without my permission
If you purchased my pattern, you can sell your finished work. Credit to www.BeadCrumbsHawaii.com is requested when selling &/or posting your photos online.
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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.
Dec 26, 2017
The directions were clear and easy to follow! The gator turned out perfectly :-) and the gift recipient loves her earrings! Thanks for helping me find the pattern on your site, too. The personal service is great!
Nov 30, 2017
Aug 22, 2017
Great easy to follow pattern. Thanks!
Feb 25, 2017
Love the pattern as usual!
Aug 17, 2016
Cute, Happy little alligator. Earrings for my daughter. Thanks