Australia: (02) 69 20 2238 International: +61 269 20 2238

Swallow Hill Creations Patterns and Kits

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!

Items: 112 of 13
  • 6 Scarves and a Shawl

    Not rated yet

    Booklet giving 6 Scarves and a Shawl for both knitting and crocheting, some with beads, some without.

    Includes a Bead Needle Threader

    22   – Punch Rewards.
    • AUD$22.00
    • 22   – Punch Rewards.
  • Amanda Pattern

    Not rated yet

    (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.

    12   – Punch Rewards.
    • AUD$12.50
    • 12   – Punch Rewards.
  • Clarisse Pattern

    Not rated yet

    (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

    15   – Punch Rewards.
    • AUD$15.00
    • 15   – Punch Rewards.
  • Edith Wharton Pattern

    Not rated yet

    (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

    15   – Punch Rewards.
    • AUD$15.00
    • 15   – Punch Rewards.
  • Eve Pattern

    Not rated yet

    (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

    15   – Punch Rewards.
    • AUD$15.00
    • 15   – Punch Rewards.
  • Gracie Fields Pattern

    Not rated yet

    (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'.

    12   – Punch Rewards.
    • AUD$12.50
    • 12   – Punch Rewards.
  • Gypsy Rose Lee Pattern

    Not rated yet

    (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

    15   – Punch Rewards.
    • AUD$15.00
    • 15   – Punch Rewards.
  • Lissa Pattern

    Not rated yet

    (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

    12   – Punch Rewards.
    • AUD$12.50
    • 12   – Punch Rewards.
  • Lucy Pattern (knit)

    Not rated yet
    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"!
    15   – Punch Rewards.
    • AUD$15.00
    • 15   – Punch Rewards.
  • Mia Pattern

    Not rated yet

    (crochet) 13cm (5inches) diameter

    This snappy little bag is just big enough to carry your essentials but not too heavy to wear on your wrist when you're dancing the night away. A combination of beads and crochet stitches, everything about this bag is round, right down to the small decorative balls on the ends of the twisted cord. Fun to make and fun to wear. Includes instructions for beaded crocheted balls.

    15   – Punch Rewards.
    • AUD$15.00
    • 15   – Punch Rewards.
  • Miser's Bag Pattern

    Not rated yet

    (knit) 75cm (29inches) long incl. fringe

    Bags like this have a serious history and were common in Dickensian England. Our Miser's Bag keeps the tradition of one rounded end and one square end, (gold coins were kept in one end with silver in the other) but it is up to you what you put inside it. This bag can be carried over your shoulder or arm, placed around your neck like a scarf, or draped through a belt.

    Beginner to Intermediate

    12   – Punch Rewards.
    • AUD$12.50
    • 12   – Punch Rewards.
  • Norah Pattern

    Not rated yet

    (knit) 9cm x 11.5cm (3½ x 4½inches)

    The name finger bag comes from the manner of carrying the bag on a ring around your finger. This is a smaller version of a Miser's Bag and is worn on your finger like a ring or on your belt as did the ladies of Elizabethan England. These bags were traditionally crocheted or tatted, however this one is knitted. Still large enough to carry some essentials - car keys, lipstick, driver's licence, credit card or small change.

    Beginner to Intermediate

    15   – Punch Rewards.
    • AUD$15.00
    • 15   – Punch Rewards.
Items: 112 of 13
  • Edith Wharton Pattern
    • AUD$15.00
    • 15   – Punch Rewards.
    Not rated yet
  • Gypsy Rose Lee Pattern
    • AUD$15.00
    • 15   – Punch Rewards.
    Not rated yet
  • Eve Pattern
    • AUD$15.00
    • 15   – Punch Rewards.
    Not rated yet
  • Gracie Fields Pattern
    • AUD$12.50
    • 12   – Punch Rewards.
    Not rated yet
  • Sarah Bernhardt Pattern
    • AUD$15.00
    • 15   – Punch Rewards.
    Not rated yet
  • Miser's Bag Pattern
    • AUD$12.50
    • 12   – Punch Rewards.
    Not rated yet