Tutorials on offer :)

Just a quick post to let you know that all of my tutorials and patterns are just £2.50 for a limited time! I can’t say when they’ll go back to their regular price as I haven’t decided yet, it’s just something I felt like doing for a little while. Find them in the Tutorials section of my Etsy shop and here on Craftsy.


Free Union Jack Peyote Pattern

Blighty is one of the peyote patterns that I’ve been selling in my Etsy shop but I’ve decided to offer it now as a freebie!  It’s a funky take on the classic British Union Jack flag with shiny turquoise instead of royal blue but of course you can opt for the more traditional colours if you prefer. The PDF contains the list of beads you need, a large numbered and coloured graph plus a word chart and you can download it HERE.

Please respect my copyright!

Although I’m offering this pattern for free, I still retain the copyright. Please don’t sell this pattern, make it into kits or publish it in any shape or form. Please ask my permission if you’d like to teach this pattern. Please don’t post the pattern itself to sites such as Pinterest or Facebook (the image above with a link is fine). I’m happy for you to sell finished items made with this pattern, please give this blog a mention if you do. All text and images belong to The Crimson Moon.

7th Etsy-versary

Next Saturday marks my 7 year Etsy-versary so to celebrate I’m offering 25% off everything in my shop! That includes jewellery, cabochons and beading tutorials. There is a £5 minimum spend and the offer is valid from now until Sunday night. Use coupon code HAPPY7.

I still can’t quite believe that I’ve been on Etsy for 7 years and I’m really pleased that my shop has been successful! So I’m sad, but at the same time happy, to announce that I’m going to be having a break until next year. I’m not closing down completely, beading tutorials will still be available to buy, but I won’t be re-listing any cabochons or jewellery that sells or expires. So grab them now while you can and take advantage of this week’s discount!

But I’ll still be blogging – probably more than ever – and sharing my projects with you :)

Pull up a chair

I’ve been meaning to share this project with you for a long time! Waaaaay back in February I took part in a competition run by Hillary’s Blinds. I chose this wonderful Peackock design fabric but due to ill health I wasn’t able to create anything in time for the competition. My original idea was to cut out one of the peacocks, back it with some more of the fabric, stitch together and then stuff with wadding before embellishing it lavishly with beads.

One day, a couple of months later, I decided that this chair needed renovating and remembered this metre of beautiful fabric I had. I picked out the pale turquoise blue on the peacock and painted the wood with a couple of emulsion tester pots in a matching colour. I’m really happy with the result! Sadly I didn’t take a ‘before’ shot but believe me, this is such an improvement!

Scientific Beading Challenge

We have a really interesting beading challenge on the Operation Tackle That Bead Stash blog this month! If you haven’t yet joined in with one of our challenges then why not pop along and see if this one inspires you? There’s even a prize for one lucky winner courtesy of Snoochy on Etsy! Click here to see this month’s challenge post.

How to choose a necklace for your outfit

I’ve been seeing this handy guide a lot on the internet but keep forgetting to save or bookmark it, so when I came across the original graphic on Imogen Lambort’s blog I decided that I would share it on my own blog so I always know where to find it! Plus it might be of interest to some of my readers who make or love  to wear jewellery and might not have seen it. Basically it shows you the best type of necklace or pendant to wear with different types of clothing. If you click the link above you’ll see a little more info on the necklines and jewellery. I also found this great blog post by Sally on Already Pretty which shows this in action as well as examples of what not to do – well worth a read!



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