Easter Bunny Beading Pattern
As with many of Katie Dean’s beading patterns, there is a little story behind the birth of this Easter Bunny beading pattern. So, here it is, in Katie’s own words…
“I was teaching my snowman decoration as a workshop back in 2013. As I was preparing the materials, I realised that I didn’t have enough white delicas for me to use – only enough for the students. Never mind, I thought, I’ll just pick a colour and use it to make a beaded bead or two. I was still able to show the technique this way. I happened to pick out brown and pink, a sort of chocolate and strawberry theme that I thought would make a lovely necklace.
So, I started on the demo, using the brown beads. One of the ladies in the class commented that my snowman must have fallen in a muddy puddle or something! We all laughed, then someone else said, or maybe it’s an Easter bunny?
Well, that was it, the beaded bead necklace idea went out the window and I spent the class making an Easter bunny instead. Lucky I’d picked up those pink beads – they made perfect inner ears!
I had to wait until I arrived home to add the pearl necklace, but my students that day got to watch a design evolve!”
About the beading pattern
This beading pattern is a supplement to Katie’s ebook Beaded Christmas Decorations. It refers to the Snowman project instructions in the ebook to make the head and body for the Easter Bunny. You can see the Snowman in the photo above, with other Christmas tree decorations from the ebook.
This PDF tutorial just gives the new instructions for adding the ears, tail, face and necklace. Why do this? Well, it allows us to publish the pattern at a lower price. Plus, anyone who already owns a copy of the ebook can develop their little snowmen into projects for Easter. So, make sure you grab a copy of Beaded Christmas Decorations if you don’t already have one.
Techniques: You will be using simple Netting and basic Brick Stitch for this project.
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For more information about Katie Dean’s work, go to her website: Bead Flowers