Maxi Beads come in all sorts of colours and there is a wide range of pegboard shapes, made with specially rounded pegs on clear plastic so they can be placed directly over the designs that come in packs or in the Inspiration Books.
Mandalas are simple in idea but can be incredibly complex in design. Spiritual designs in essence, they are synonymous with sacred thought, calm and centred peace. And combine that with Hama Beading, you have the perfect mix for a relaxing afternoon.
We have some Mandala Inspiration over on Pinterest.
You may also like our Hama Beads Board.
We’ve been working on a new project for the last few months – and if you wonder why it has taken a while, well, there are just the three of us to do everything and sometimes building a new website takes a long time (especially when battling the inevitable consequences of bringing up 5 children!)
Last week we launched the first stage of our new online store; we’ve started with CraftMerrily to try and bring it up to scratch and make it as easy as possible to get the Hama Beads you love. We’ve got plenty to do yet to make it as dynamic as we want it to be but the new shop is now live and it looks like customers have been pleased so far.
We’ll be aiming to get new content and lots more detail on the site very soon but do let us know what you think. If you are a new or existing customer, you can also use the offer code below for a 10% discount.
Don’t forget our ideas board on Pinterest too – we do love Pinterest!
We’ve been having a bit of fun crafting cats recently and while off school recovering from a nasty bug, all the girls indulged me by making some cat patterns to display on the blog. We’ve not got as far as drawing them as patterns yet, but it may well happen!
I think top marks has to go to Amelie on this occasion for her rather fabulous large cat, done across 4 large interconnecting square boards. He reminded me of Top Cat (so we watched a bit of him on You Tube to introduce her to the character she had inadvertently recreated!) and I think he is pretty impressive for a cat who came directly from brain to fingers.
She made this one after doing two other cat faces which inspired her to go for something bigger.
Cat in a top hat done on a single large square board.
Cute kitten face done on a large hexagon board.
Fran humoured me with a couple of cats made on the Hama Cat Pegboard. She did a nice job though 🙂
For a closer look at Maddy’s blue cat, pop over to Simple Crafts and see him.
You might enjoy our Cat Crafts Pinterest Board:-
and the Hama Beads one is also very popular.
… if they could be married even though they were birds technically unlikely to meet anywhere other than slightly tenuous blog posts!
Last week Amelie wanted to make an owl out of Hama Beads. We played around at the design for a while and never got it quite right. Looking back at it now, he needed some ears!!! However, we did come up with this owl design which we quite liked.
Here he is in printable form.
What we did discover is that with very little effort, you could turn the same pattern into a very creditable penguin. Two for the price of one!!!!
These first featured over on our themed craft site, Simple Crafts.
We thought featuring an owl (nice and Halloween/Autumn) and a Penguin was the perfect way to go from spooky to sparkly as Winter and Christmas beckons! And just in case you need a few more bird pictures, here is our Hama Bead Robin again too. You can make him, and the small owls, on a hexagon pegboard.
We provide all these resources free of charge. If you are buying Hama Beads, we’d very much appreciate you buying your supplies at our shop. CraftMerrily is a small family business and we’d love to have you.
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