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We know that working with beads can be a very relaxing and soothing way to spend your time. Knitting and crocheting with beads has become so popular. Why not relax over the summer holidays and join our passion for Bead Knitting by making up several of these little treasures. Meet our lovely Beaded Ladies who will entice you to trying your hand at knitting or crocheting with beads.

All of these patterns can be made with Size 10 or 11 Czech Glass Beads
Take a walk down memory lane with us. There was a time when no self respecting lady would be without her beaded evening bag. (I had one!) Do you remember when, all dressed up for a date, your Mum hovered around you fussing? Remember the reminders to take a clean handkerchief as she gave you a coin Just in case you need to call home and she would smile as you rolled your eyes and tucked it into your little evening bag. Even though times change, old habits die hard - or, perhaps they become traditions. We still fold clean handkerchiefs into our bags or pockets and check for cash before heading out. But now, we also have to take our car keys, credit cards, mobile phone, glasses and lipstick.
While not everyone is going out for an evening where a beaded bag is the essential extra, into every life a little glitz can and should come! The ladies from Swallow Hill Creations know you will find their bags add to that special day or evening, but they hope you will also try some of them out for everyday. That is why they have sized their Beaded Ladies to carry your essentials with style and a bit of whimsy.
Have fun!

Swallow Hill Creations Patterns and Kits

Amanda Pattern
 
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(knit) 13cm x 9cm (5inches x 3½inches)
This little bag slips perfectly onto your belt, or on a cord around your neck. Sized to carry your essentials - driver's licence, lipstick, keys and a credit card. Maybe just for your mobile phone.
Worked in a combination of bead and beaded knitting (there's a difference), instructions for either a pointed or a diagonal flap. Includes instructions for an easy knitted cord.
Note: Pattern uses #6 Seed Beads. Using #11 Seed Beads would simply make it smaller.
Our price: AUD$10.95
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Bronwyn Scarf Kit (crochet)
 
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Bronwyn is a delicate scarf using a variation of the Irish net stitch. Irish lace crochet has a very long and fine tradition dating back to the potato famine of 1845-1850. During the hardships of the famine years, Irish peasant families relied on their earnings from the crochet work done by their women. Fashion of the time delighted in the fine crochet collars and cuffs which were a great substitute for expensive European lace.
Bronwyn is a fine accessory for modern fashion made crocheted with rayon thread and crystal beads. Approx. 34 inches long.
Our price: AUD$50.00
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Clarisse Pattern
 
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(knit) 12cm x 13cm (5 x 5½inches) without the bottom tassel
Clarisse is a walk back to a gentler time, when women carried reticules with their parasols during their walk abouts. But don't be fooled by Clarisse. Her soft pouch shape can carry all your essentials with ease, such as driver's licence, lipstick, car keys and credit card and will even accommodate a small mobile phone. The drawstring is just long enough so you slip the bag over your wrist and keep your treasures with you.
Intermediate
Our price: AUD$13.95
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Edith Wharton Pattern
 
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(knit) 7.5cm (3inch) Frame 16.5cm (6½inch) Wide at bottom & 14cm (5½inch) Long
Smallish handbag that will nicely accommodate all your essentials - driver's licence, lipstick, car keys and credit card.
Intermediate
Our price: AUD$12.95
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Embellished Envelope Bag Pattern
 
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(knit) 13cm (5inch) x 10cm (4inch)
Knitting this little bag will give you a chance to use your imagination. Knit as an envelope with a flap, this little shoulder bag gets all its personality from the mix of beads and charms sewn on the flap. Sized to accommodate your car keys, credit card, lipstick and glasses or a small mobile phone.
Beginner
Our price: AUD$10.95
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Eve Pattern
 
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(knit) 11.5cm x 16.5cm (4½ x 6½inches)
Why 'Eve' you ask? Because this little bag has two personalities: finished one way it is a rectangular drawstring bag which is just long enough to let you slip the bag over your wrist, or with a slight change in the pattern, you can mount the bag in a frame. Easily accommodates a small mobile phone and your essentials - driver's licence, lipstick, car keys and credit card.
Beginner
Our price: AUD$12.95
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Gracie Fields Pattern
 
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(crochet) 16.5cm x 10cm (6½inches x 4inches)
Dedicated to one of the most famous vaudeville singers and comedian who travelled extensively rallying the allied troops during the 2nd World War. This little accessory is designed to carry your passport and other essentials with style and practicality as you wave goodbye and say 'Bon Voyage'.
Our price: AUD$10.95
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Gypsy Rose Lee Pattern
 
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(knit) While not quite the tease that her namesake was, our Gypsy Rose Lee is stunning with her tassels and gorgeous frame or drawstring finish.
Intermediate to Expert
Our price: AUD$13.95
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Lissa Pattern
 
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(knit) 10cm x 6cm (4inches x 2½inches)
This little charmer can be worn around the neck as a pendant, or fastened to a blazer as a brooch. A project small enough to be enjoyable for the first time bead knitter, this bag is large enough to be a delightful and useful handmade embellishment. Finished, this little bag has a multitude of uses and will hold your lipstick and car keys.
Beginner to Intermediate
Our price: AUD$10.95
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Lucy Pattern (knit)
 
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Lucy is a diamond shaped bead knitted purse with optional shoulder length twisted cord handle.
Named after the Beatles Song "Lucy in the sky with Diamonds"!
Our price: AUD$13.95
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