Thursday, February 25, 2010

Perlentiere Natürlich Schön

"Beautiful natural beaded animals"
By Torsten Becker, published in 2006

Available on Amazon

I believe this is Becker's first beading book, and I think that shows in some of the animals. I'm not saying that some patterns are poor, but the animals in his latest book (from 2008) are a bit more developed, and in general more exotic and unusual.

The patterns are collected in a removable booklet stapled in the middle of the book, and all the patterns are colored. Some of them are:

Collie family
Spider & web
Turtle family
Killer whale
Dinosaurs (Stegosaurus & Tyrannosaurus)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Tiny turtle

Free pattern found here.

Black Widow spider (2D)

The original is made using a different beading technique than I normally use, so I made a few changes to make it look right. Free pattern found here.

Rainbow lorikeet

Modified the colors a bit and changed the feet to make it more like a parrot, with two toes pointing forward and two pointing back. Pattern from this book.


Not even a true spider, but still gives me the creeps... Just look at those legs! Pattern from this book.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Green Huntsman Spider

Pattern from this book.

Tiny lizard (2D)

Pattern found here. (Click on 'Animaux plat' and then on 'Le lizard')

Crystal shrimp

Pattern from this book.


Not very happy with the stripes, I wish I had a darker gray... Pattern from this book.

Praying Mantis

Pattern from this book.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Not really sure if this is a hamster or a guinea pig. The book says guinea pig, but I think it looks more like a hamster, so that's what I'll call it :) Pattern from this book.