More Sport Hama Bead Designs & Home Ed Life.

So the Olympics are coming and my sporty girls have entered into the spirit it and helped me get some Hama Bead patterns together. They’ve been very creative and we’ve put a free set of ideas (I’ve lost my design disk… again :( ) on BeadMerrily for Hama Bead enthusiasts. There are a few Maddy made which I’m not risking putting on our slightly more commerical site though ( :( to stupid trademark swines) so here are her ideas for celebrating this internationally and tax payer owned sporting festival. Hopefully this gives you a better idea of what we started showing off the other day

Hama Bead Sporting Torch for events held once every 4 years by bodies with no sense of fun who trademark things.

Union Jack Flag for Supporting Great Britain made in Hama Beads.

Hama Bead Gold, Silver & Bronze medals.

Maddy was rightly proud of her Taekwondo fighter.
Hama Bead TaeKwondo

Then Fran and Maddy did some really good 3D ones…
Hama Bead 3D Long Jump Athlete

Hama Bead Swimming Pool with Swimmers

The 3D equestrian set went down well too.
Making things doubled seems to really help to give things strength and make them stand nicely.

There are bigger versions of our other endeavours on BeadMerrily.



And I’m hoping to get as many flags done as I can manage.

Over on MuddlePuddle I’ve put up a linky for Olympic blog posts, crafts and educational ideas. DO add anything you’ve been doing that would be appropriate :) It has some links to some educational pages too and I’m also creating a Pinterest board.

Hama Bead Designs for Autumn

From time to time me and the girls get creative and start making pretty things with Hama Beads again. This is a good time of year for spooky and autumnal designs, so we’ve been beading merrily over the last few days.

The girls had fun making things, most of which I still need to take some pictures of. I loved this leaf by Maddy though.

Over on BeadMerrily, I’ve put some updated Hama Bead Seasons Pictures up on a post there – all the patterns are free, as usual. There is also a Hama Bead Halloween Screen on there, which was designed a few years ago and badly needed to come out of the archives. We’ve got some spooky new designs coming up, but I think the girls will be wanting to do these rather fabulous 3D Spooky Hama ornaments too.

As regular readers of the blog will know, we make our living from our online toy and craft sites. We’re always grateful for customers who buy from us thanks to the blogs and if you put “beadmerrily bag” in the comments box, we’ll send you a little pack of free beads to go with your order :)

Along with all those freebies, here is a 3D pattern Maddy designed the day before Freddie was born. It is available to download free from BeadMerrily or you can purchase it for ??1. All proceeds will go to Hinchingbrooke SCBU.


Hama Bead Easter Bunnies

I can always rely on Maddy to come up with some brilliant Hama Bead patterns for me and she really went for it this time. Maddy, you are a complete star :)



We are just going to stick these together and hang them up now :)

Other offerings include Josie’s chicks

and her rabbit

Maddy’s adaptation of a chick breaking out of an egg from one of the Inspiration books

and a set of card topper designs, also by Maddy.

These join all our other free Easter Bead Patterns on BeadMerrily, a Hama Bead Design Resource from CraftMerrily

Valentine Hama Bead Patterns

In the spirit of creativity, we’re back into Hama Beads and Amelie surpassed herself this week by creating these..

I think they are very beautiful and we each have our own one on our desk. Thank you sweetpea. She inspired me, so I’ve spent a bit of time putting all our current Valentine Hama Designs on BeadMerrily. That page includes links to several free to print designs and also a link to our free to download pdf of Heart Hama Designs. I hope you like it :) Obviously I’m hopelessly late for this years big and silly love fest, but they’ll be there for next year ;)

Easter Egg Hama Bead Designs

Despite being slightly hampered by the fact that my CD Hama Designer has ceased to work (and my spare which is actually Sarah’s is with Jacqui who converts things for me!) and the CD is out of date anyway and doesn’t have the boards, i have produced this page on the brand new BeadMerrily which i think is acceptably followable anyway.


BeadMerrily has its own Flickr account too now :) It goes without saying that if you would consider purchasing your beads from us at CraftMerrily, we’d appreciate it very much indeed.