YEWUN BEADED PURSE DESIGN 3

Yewun Beaded Purse Design

YEWUN BEADED PURSE DESIGN

This beautiful Yewun Beaded Purse gives you an opportunity to create  something unique and beautiful.
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MATERIALS/TOOLS FOR YEWUN BEADED PURSE DESIGN

* Four colours of 8mm plastic or sugarcraft beads- A quarter pack each

*Fishing line- Size 0.60mm *Scissors or cutter * Bag Lining * Zipper

YEWUN BEADED PURSE- INTRODUCTION

Yewun purse is a handy purse you can use anywhere. A favorite design for kids . You can choose to use size 6mm or 8mm beads. It can be beaded using single colour of bead or combining various colours for an exciting effect. For this project we will combine colours and use size 8mm beads.

This purse is beaded in two parts and then joined together. The average size of the completed beaded bag before the addition of lining, zipper and handle is: Height 8 1/2inches (22cm), width of base is 8inches (20cm), and length is 10inches (25cm).

Note:

You will need to be adding fishing line as your work progresses. Always tie with a neat knot and weave the rest into your work.

We will refer to the four colours of beads as (A), (B), (C), and (D). You will need to use both hands. The fishing line on your right hand will be regarded as RH while the left will be LH.

PART ONE- Beading the first half of the purse

YEWUN BEADED PURSE- ROW 1

  • ► Step 1- Cut a reasonable length of fishing line. Drop 5A beads crossing with the 5th bead to form a circle of 5 beads. Push beads to the centre of line.
  • ► Step 2- On RH add 2A beads and add 2A beads to LH then cross both RH and LH with a new bead. A circle of 6 beads is formed.
  • ► Step 3 – Repeat step 2 nine (9) more times.
  • ► Step 4 – On RH add 2A beads and add 1A bead to LH then cross both RH and LH with a new 1A bead. Another circle of 5 beads is formed.

Row 1 completed. There should be 12 circles. The first and last circle consists of 5 beads each while the 10 other circles consist of 6 beads each.

ROW 2 –

  • ► Step 1- On RH add 2D + 2B+ 1D beads and cross the last bead with LH. A circle of 6 beads is formed.
  • ► Step 2-Insert LH to next 2 beads. On RH add 2B + 1D beads and cross the last bead with LH
  • ► Step 3- Repeat step 2 till you get to the last circle.
  • ► Step 4 – Insert LH to next bead. On LH add 2D + 2B beads and cross the last bead with RH.

 

Row 2 completed. There should be 13 circles. An increase of 1 circle. ( All circles of 6 beads each)

ROW 3 – YEWUN BEADED PURSE

  • ► Step 1- Insert LH to next bead. On RH add 4B beads and cross the last bead with LH
  • ► Step 2-Insert LH to next 2 beads. On RH add 3B beads and cross the last bead with LH.
  • ► Step 3- Repeat step till you get to the last circle
  • ► Step 4- Insert LH to next bead. On RH add 1B and on LH add 2B beads and cross with a new 1B bead with RH.

 

Row 3 completed. There should be 14 circles. Increase by 1 circle. ( All circles of 6 beads each)

ROW 4

  • ► Repeat all the steps in row 2 but in place of (B) beads use (C) beads.

Row 4 completed. There should be 15 circles. An increase of 1 circle. ( All circles of 6 beads each)

ROW 5

  • ► Step 1- Insert LH to next bead. On RH add 3C beads and cross the last bead with LH (A circle of 5 beads is formed).
  • ► Step 2-Insert LH to next 2 beads. On RH add 3C beads and cross the last bead with LH.
  • ► Step 3- Repeat step till you get to the last circle
  • ► Step 4- Insert LH to next bead. On LH add 3C beads and cross the last bead with RH. (Another circle of 5 beads is formed).

Row 5 completed. There should be 16 circles. An increase of 1 circle. ( 2 circles of 5 beads each and 14 circles of 6 beads each)

 

 

YEWUN BEADED PURSE – ROW 6

  • ► Step 1- Insert LH to next bead. On RH add 1D + 2B + 1D beads and cross the last bead with LH. A circle of 6 beads is formed.
  • ► Step 2-Insert LH to next 2 beads. On RH add 2B + 1D beads and cross the last bead with LH.
  • ► Step 3- Repeat step 2 till the last circle.
  • ► Step 4- Insert LH to next bead. On LH add 1D + 2B beads and cross the last bead with RH.

 

Row 6 completed. There should be 15 circles. A decrease of 1 circle. ( All circles of 6 beads each)

ROW 7 – YEWUN BEADED PURSE

  • ► Step 1- Insert LH to next bead. On RH add 4B beads and cross the last bead with LH.
  • ► Step 2-Insert LH to next 2 beads. On RH add 3A beads and cross the last bead with LH.
  • ► Step 3- Repeat step 2 till the last circle.
  • ► Step 4- Insert LH to next bead. On LH add 3B beads and cross the last bead with RH.

Row 7 completed. There should be 14 circles. A decrease of 1 circle. ( All circles of 6 beads each)

ROW 8 – YEWUN BEADED PURSE

  • ► Repeat all the steps in row 2 but in place of (B) beads use (A) beads.

Row 8 completed. There should be 13 circles. A decrease of 1 circle. ( All circles of 6 beads each)

ROW 9

  • ► Step 1- Insert LH to next bead. On RH add 3A beads and cross the last bead with LH (A circle of 5 beads is formed).
  • ► Step 2-Insert LH to next 2 beads. On RH add 3A beads and cross the last bead with LH.
  • ► Step 3- Repeat step till you get to the last circle
  • ► Step 4- Insert LH to next bead. On RH add 1A and on LH add 1A beads and cross both RH and LH with a new 1A bead. (Another circle of 5 beads is formed).

Row 9 completed. There should be 12 circles. A decrease of 1 circle. ( 2 circles of 5 beads each and 10 circles of 6 beads each)

ROW 10

In this row you will work round the 3 sides of your work leaving the top as the opening for the purse.

  • ► Step 1- Insert LH to next bead. ( LH is on two beads- 1 bead from circle of 5 and another bead from circle of 6)

On RH add 1D + 2C + 1D beads and cross the last bead with LH. A circle of 6 beads is formed.

  • ► Step 2-Insert LH to next 2 beads. On RH add 2C + 1D beads and cross the last bead with LH.
  • ► Step 3- Repeat step 2 till you have worked to the end of this side the base and up to the last circle of the second side.
  • ► Step 4- Insert LH to next bead. On LH add 1D + 2C beads and cross the last bead with RH.

Row 10 completed.

Beaded purse side

One side of bag on completion

 

This is one side of the bag. Two is required. Repeat all steps to bead the second side of the beaded bag.

The two completed parts

 

PART TWO –

BEADING THE TWO SIDES OF THE PURSE TOGETHER

Face the two sides together.    Cut reasonable length of fishing line. Drop 1C bead and push to the centre of the line.

ROW 1

  • ► Step 1- Insert LH to two beads on one of the side. (Note: 1 bead from circle of 5 and 1 bead from circle of 6) Then insert RH to two beads on the second beaded side. (Note: Also 1 bead from circle of 5 and 1 bead from circle of 6) Remember to face the 2 sides together. Cross both RH and LH with a new 1C bead.
  • ► Step 2- Insert LH to next 2 beads and also insert RH to next 2 beads. Cross both RH and LH with a new 1C bead.
  • ► Step 3 – Repeat step 2 until you have beaded the 3 sides of the triangle. Pull lines tightly as you work along.
  • ► Step 4 – Insert RH to next bead and LH to next bead. On RH add 1C and on LH add 1C and then cross both RH and LH with a new 1D bead.

Row 1 completed.

ROW 2 – BEADING THE STRAP FOR THE PURSE

Continue work from row 1

  • ► Step 1- On RH add 2C and on LH add 2C. Cross both RH and LH with a new 1D
  • ► Step 2- Continue until you get the desired length of strap.
  • ► Step 3 – On RH add 1C and on LH add 1C and then insert both RH and LH into next bead on purse. Weave the two lines into your work knotting it to make work secured

The beaded portion of the purse is completed. Trim off all the excess lines.

LINING THE PURSE

Get a lining fabric. Cut to size. For a neat job get a tailor to stitch to the size of the purse lining  with a zipper. Let there be allowance for all sides. Insert lining into purse and sew with needle.

Lining the beaded purse

Sewing lining to the beaded purse

Stitching the lining into the beaded purse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMENT

This pattern can be made into a smaller size by reducing the number of circles or bigger by increasing the number of circles. Using a smaller size of beads will result in a smaller purse.   Combination of different colours of bead will give you unique designs.

Try various combos to get your own special design. In place of the beaded strap you can buy bag chain chain handle for beaded purseor ready made purse handles or even leave out the strap entirely.

A video of this tutorial is available on YouTube. Follow this link to watch: 

Observations or suggestions are welcomed!

MORE BEADED TUTORIALS

If you find this tutorial beneficial you can also click the following links to try some other available tutorials:

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HAPPY BEADING!

 


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