Friday, February 7, 2020

A Collection of Australian Beaded Needle Case Patterns Coming Soon

Coming Soon.

The fires of Australia were tragic.  I am currently working on a collection of Australian inspired beaded needle case patterns.

Proud to be an American

Proud to be an American!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Beaded Needle Case Patterns

I am still here and selling my patterns.  I have been very busy making plans for a new adventure in life!  Thanks to everyone for keeping in touch and buying my patterns.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Beauty and the Beast

Guess who is next.

I cannot wait to get started on this design.  I have a new needle case that is 42 Delica beads around.  The lid is designed to keep the wood exposed.  The cases can be stained for different finishes.

It's about time for new tutorials. This would be a good one to start with.

Wizard of Oz Beaded Needle Case Patterns by Beth Murr

The collection is finally complete! 
I saved Dorothy for last and 
finished with a rainbow. 
Beth Murr's 
The Wizard of Oz 
Beaded Needle Case Pattern Collection
Tin Man
Cowardly Lion
Glinda The Good Witch
The East Witch
The West Witch
Flying Monkey
Purchase the complete set for $30 
(save $15 and buy all 9 for $30)
or individual patterns for $5 each.

Send payment to my PayPal account: 
or email for other payment options.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Dorothy Beaded Needle Case Pattern by Beth Murr

Dorothy is next.  
Saved the best for last...finishing with a 

Monday, December 10, 2018

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Flying Monkey, Wizard, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion beaded needle case patterns by Beth Murr

This collection is so much fun. Now I know why people collect Wizard of Oz memorabilia .  
Once again, the little voice inside my head said, "Go back to the thrift store." Guess who I found?  The Lion...could not believe it! I am putting the others on my wish list for Santa!

(Pictures are blurred to shoo away the pirates.)

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Flying Monkey About to Lift His Wings by Beth Murr

Flying Monkey About to Lift His Wings by Beth Murr
Her flying monkey prepares to raise his wings! 
The Wicked Witch is sure to be next!  
We are saving Dorothy for last!!!

Friday, November 30, 2018

Wizard of Oz Beaded Needle Case Patterns by Beth Murr

I pulled the Oz Collection until all eight patterns are complete.  This little wizard in his hot air balloon is too much.
Only four more to go!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The Cowardly Lion Beaded Needle Case Pattern by Beth Murr

Do you believe in the Law of Attraction?  I do.
If not, explain this. Finally took a break from beading yesterday and went out for a burger. Something kept telling me to swing by the local thrift store. They had several bins of stuffed animals. At the bottom of one, I found these two guys!
Fifty cents each!

The Cowardly Lion is circling the needle case.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Needle Case Pattern Inspiration. Where does it come from?

While working on the Wizard of Oz Tin Man, it occurred to me that some characters were missing. How could the set be complete without OZ? As I walked into a patient's room last night he said, "Here let me change the TV to something you can watch while you are in here." Much to my surprise he changed his ballgame to The Wizard of Oz movie. I explained to him that I had been wanting to see this movie because I needed to check on what colors the hot air balloon was. This opened a fun conversation about my bead work. The movie was at the exact part where the wizard is discovered behind the curtain; perfect timing! He was so excited to see my designs. His interest was playing a role in the design process and his smiles were genuine. I love this part of nursing. We connect with patients and actually see them healing through random acts of kindness. I will always remember him saying, "Now you know what color of green you need, use a very special red for her slippers, and don't forget the Good Witch."

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Wizard of Oz Beaded Needle Case Patterns by Beth Murr

The RACE is on and it ain't on my bicycle.
I am going to complete this set by the first of 2019!  
That's my goal and I'ma sticking to it!!!
(Pics are small and blurred to shoo away the Pirates!)

Monday, November 19, 2018

Raccoon Needle Case is next!

The Raccoon is next! Over the years, I have raised six little baby raccoons. We share so many similarities. Tactile creatures that we are, we love to do things with our hands. Shiny things catch our eye. Nightlife is definitely preferred over day. We are easy going and laid back until you threaten us. Even then, we prefer flight over fight. However, the bite is ferocious. Sudden and unexpected loud noises startle us. We can mix and mingle or find tranquility in solitude. We both have dark circles around our eyes! LOL!!! 

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Australian Beading Magazine Websites We Love

Bound for Washington state. A few years back, I was featured in the Australian Beading Magazine. This was such a surprise to find in my mailbox that day. I still can't believe it. I find it so ironic that Shipwreck Beads was featured right beside me. Shipwreck Beads is in Washington state. I've had my eye on this place for a long time and I will go there! Gonna be a long road trip with many exciting stops along the way. Sure to be filled with Kodak moments.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Beaded Needle Case Pattern by Beth Murr
The Great Blue Heron beaded needle case pattern is ready for purchase.
This is a great pattern for beginners. 
I will be putting this one in a kit!   BOLO for it.
This one will make a great gift for someone wanting to give peyote a try. 
The experienced bead weaver will love it too! 
Surprise a friend or treat yourself.

Santa Short Needle Case Pattern by Beth Murr

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Needle Case Patterns on Pinterest

Pinterest Updates*** Ads for Beaded Needle Case Patterns

Peyote Stitch Wrong Bead Removal

People often ask, "How long does it take you to make that?"  There are so many variables with each design.  First, the design is worked out in the Bead Tool 4 program. This is the "drawing board."  The pattern often requires changes after several rows are beaded up.  This can require me to go back to the drawing board. Sometimes I get lucky and can keep most of the rows I have beaded up and only a few beads need to be changed.  I  have a YouTube video on how this is done.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018

Woodland Creatures Beaded Needle Cases

Woodland Creatures Beaded Needle Cases

The Blue Heron Beaded Needle Case is about to hatch!
I am having so much fun designing this series.  I love animals, especially wild animals.
Watch out for the Fox, Owl, Raccoon, Heron, and many more!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Beaded Needle Cases on the bead tray Woodland Creatures

Wowzers. I have been so busy trying to fix broken links and clean up my beading stuff on the Internet.  I had to start a notebook to keep track of all my different accounts and passwords.  My patterns and pics were (some still are) spread out on 3 different laptops. I have loved every minute of it. Just when I try to take a break from the computer, I get notifications on the Internet! I have only been back a few weeks and the response has been amazing.  Thank you to everyone who posts your sweet comments and pics. Thank you to everyone for buying my patterns and supporting my work.  Many more to come. - Beth