For the last couple of years I have wanted to bead a Christmas candle. Recently I have been playing around with tea lights and transparent thread so I decided to up the mission of designing a Christmas candle and create one that works just like the real thing!
This Christmas candle has a tea light enclosed, and when switched on the flame at the top of the candle lights up and flickers. There is also a warm glow of light to the base. Despite this being a very safe candle, it even has candle drips to add to the realism. At the beaded base of the candle is a sprig of greenery and a poinsettia flower finished with a pearl to make it that bit more festive.
This bead pattern is made using Japanese Miyuki size 11 Delica. Round Peyote is used but full detailed instructions are given, and no previous knowledge of the stitches are required. Please note the pattern may not work with any other size and type of beads.
There are 8 delica colours in total and the finished beadwork is approximately 9.5cm (h) x 5.5cm(w).
Also required is 1 x 6mm pearl bead,
1 x LED tea light (Height: 1.75cm, Diameter: 3.6cm - excluding flame and legs on base),
1 x 2 inch bead tube (Height 6.4cm, Width 1.4cm – the same tube that we sell our 7.2g delica beads in)
and some tin foil (yes really tin foil!).
Please note, if you can’t get an LED candle similar to the one we use and sell some modification to the pattern will be needed.
The thread required in this pattern is Beadalon Supplemax 0.15mm
The bead pattern supplied is 33 pages and includes 80 step by step photo and graphic instructions. A word chart is also included.