A few years ago now, I created a little Gingerbread House keychain. This was a test piece for my houses that would become our much loved Christmas Village. However, I always knew I wanted to do justice to the gingerbread house and create a proper beaded version, even down to letting you choose which colour “sweets” to use – like a real gingerbread house. After all that is most of the fun of creating the real thing.
As I was designing the house I incidentally had a tea light on my bead desk … it suddenly occurred to me that I wondered what it would look like with light inside… well… it looked amazing! And so my project evolved.. into a gingerbread house tea light holder. The house is just big enough to hold a submersible tea light (the smaller version of tea lights)
In this pattern we give full detailed photographic and graphic instructions, and there are 110 detailed steps, making this pattern even suitable for beginners to beading.
This bead pattern is made using Japanese Miyuki size 11 Delica. Round and Odd Count Peyote stitch is used but full detailed instructions are given, and no previous knowledge of the stitch is required, but is advisable. Please note the pattern may not work with any other size and type of beads.
There are 14 delica colours in total and the finished beadwork is approximately 7.5cm (w) x 4cm (h) x 6cm (w).
35 x 3mm Firepolished beads are required in a selection of transparent colours. We have used Aqua, Lemon, Olive, Emerald, Hyacinth, Amethyst and Mauve. A submersible tea light and a small amount of wadding is also needed, along with a piece of Acetate 300 microns or similar thin flat plastic (for instance off food packaging) to use in the base.
The bead pattern supplied is 53 pages and includes 110 step by step photo and graphic instructions. A word chart is also included.
The component pack for this pattern is available at: https://www.threadabead.com/5901/2/Gingerbread-Cottage-Tealight-Holder-Component-Pack