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Beaded Banner Patterns & Supplies

Have you checked out the new updated Beaded Banners by Bonnie website?  If not, check it out now at www.bannersbybonnie.com .

Beaded Banners by Bonnie has a large variety of beaded banner patterns including holiday, animals, sports and many others.  All patterns are available to purchase as pdf files by email, hard copy patterns shipped to you, or complete kits with everything you will need to make a banner.  Check out all the beaded banner patterns and remember more are being added all the time:  http://www.beadedbannerpatterns.com/newpatternsmainpage.php .

Beaded banners are a very simple craft.  Beaded Banners by Bonnie provides free instructions to download on the site.  Check out the instructions and see how very easy it is to make beaded banners.  I recommend creating the banner directly over the pattern.  When you do it that way there is NO counting or following a graph.  When building a beaded banner on top of the pattern all you have to do is react to the next color of bead and weave it on.  Truly, this is a very simple craft for kids, adults, and seniors alike.

Check out the free beaded banner instructions here:  http://www.beadedbannerpatterns.com/beadedbannerinstructions.pdf

Beaded Banners by Bonnie also provides some free patterns for you to try.  No need to request the free patterns as they can be downloaded directly from the site here:  http://www.beadedbannerpatterns.com/freepatterns.php

Beaded Banners by Bonnie also sells supplies for making beaded banners.  Most importantly I sell the hard to find beaded banner rods and end caps (http://www.beadedbannerpatterns.com/Supplies.php ).  I also sell end caps separately for those of you that have your own rods but need the end caps for the ends of the rods.  Not sure if my end caps will fit on your rods?  No problem!  You can request sample end caps to try them out first.  Check out how to request your free beaded banner end caps here:  http://www.beadedbannerpatterns.com/freeendcaps.php .

Want to design your own patterns but don’t want to invest money into the software needed to do it?  No problem!  Beaded Banners by Bonnie has beaded banner graph paper that you can purchase to design your own banners.  The blank grid is available here:  http://www.beadedbannerpatterns.com/blankgrid.php .

Need pony beads for your beaded banners?  No problem!  Beaded Banners by Bonnie sells pony beads that I currently have in stock in my Ebay store (http://stores.ebay.com/Beaded-Banners-by-Bonnie-and-More?refid=store ).   Plans are to include a color chart on my website of all pony beads available and I will special order beads as you need them.  In the meantime, if you have beads that you need that aren’t in my Ebay store, just email me (fyremonksgal@msn.com) your pony bead needs and I will order what you need. 

Payment is simple on my website through Paypal.  I have used Paypal since its inception years ago and love it!  It makes paying online so simple and streamlined.  No entering my information a bazillion times!  Most orders are shipped within 24 hours during the week. 

If you don’t want to use Paypal or prefer to not order online, plans for the site include providing an order form to download and mail your order and payment to me.  In the meantime, please feel free to email me about ordering offline.

Check out all the changes on www.bannersbybonnie.com and come back often!  Thanks for looking and HAPPY BEADING!

Bonnie Matthews

Owner & Designer

Beaded Banners by Bonnie




New Free Beaded Banner Patterns and New Beaded Banners by Bonnie Website

I have posted some new FREE beaded banner patterns downloadable in a pdf format.  You can find the new patterns here:


I am also developing a new website for Beaded Banners by Bonnie.  It is still under construction but you are welcome to check out the progress at:


I have also made some changes to my existing site.  The slideshow with the beaded banner patterns I have designed have been broken down into smaller slideshows to make viewing easier.  The patterns with the higher pattern numbers are the more recent ones and are in the top slideshow.  You can view the slideshows and more items here:


Check out my beaded banner supplies including beaded banners rods and end caps, pony beads, beaded banner thread, beaded banner blank grid, and other items for sale in my Ebay store:


Stay tuned for new and exciting things from the new website.  Check back regularly for progress!

Bonnie Matthews

Beaded Banners by Bonnie


Beaded Banners by Bonnie Updates

Beaded Banners by Bonnie……and more……


Just wanted to give some updates on Beaded Banners by Bonnie and what I have available and what is new. 




I posted some pony beads on Ebay and on my website a while ago just to see how they would sell.  It was slow at first but now I am selling them pretty consistently.  Because of that I have started ordering in extra bags of beads when I place orders for ones I need and am building up a nice stock of beads so they are available for customers.  The beads can be found here:




There are many, many colors of beads I can order so please feel free to contact me if you need certain colors.  I don’t always get the extra bags posted right away and I can place an order for ones that you need and have them within just a couple days usually.  I am also working on charts with colors and prices and sizes of beads that will soon be posted on my website.  I can order opaque, transparent, matte, and glitter in many various colors.




I also began posting thread in my Ebay store and customers have also started showing interest in the thread.  This thread is available in many colors and lasts long because it has 125 yards on a spool.  The beaded banner thread is available here:






I continue to sell a lot of the very hard to find beaded banner rods and end caps.  Here is the information regarding the rods and end caps:



All Rods come with caps on both ends. Rods are a minimum of 13 inches long and can be up to 14 inches in length and are approximately 1/8 inch in diameter. The rods fit through the 6x9mm pony beads. They do not fit through the mini pony beads (see below). The end caps are removable so that you can cut the rod to a shorter length, however they do not fall off easily and will stay on a completed banner.   Rods are available here:



If you need rods cut to a certain length I can do that for you. The price will be the same. Just order the number of rods that you want and then EMAIL ME immediately at fyremonksgal@msn.com what size you want them cut to. They can be cut in any combination (for instance 5 at 7 inches and 5 at 11 inches OR 3 at one size, 3 at another, and 4 at another). Just be specific in your email. DO NOT PUT YOUR MESSAGE IN PAYPAL…..for some reason we do not always get those messages.

I have some rods that are thinner than the usual ones and will fit in the mini pony beads. They will have a little bit different looking end cap on it because the ones pictured will not stay on them. Again, if you want the thinner rods, place your order and immediately email me at fyremonksgal@msn.com and tell me you want the smaller ones. DO NOT PUT YOUR MESSAGE IN PAYPAL or you will get the larger diameter rods because I may not get the message.

The inside diameter of the end caps are 1/8″.

End caps are available here:



I started posting kits on Ebay.  Some of the kits are from patterns I have designed and sometimes I have an extra kit that I purchased that I will post.  Regarding the patterns I have designed, I will make up kits for any of those so if you see a banner or pattern that I designed and you want a complete kit of that pattern, just ask.

I still haven’t posted the patterns I have designed on Ebay but they are available by contacting me at fyremonksgal@msn.com.  If you go to my website at www.bannersbybonnie.com you can sell most of the patterns I designed in the first slideshow.  If you see something you want, just email me for prices.  The prices are anywhere from $3 to $8 with most of them being $4 and $5.  The $3 ones are small ones with the more expensive ones being the larger ones that need personalization of names or dates.  Those prices are for me printing them out and then shipping is extra.  I can email them in a pdf file instead of printing and mailing them to you, BUT they will NOT be true to size in most cases.  In other words, if you build your banners over the pattern like I do they will not work and you will need for me to print them out and mail them.  However, if you work with the pattern to the side of the banner and size of the pattern isn’t important, then I can email the patterns as a pdf file for you to print out and the cost per pattern is less and obviously there is no shipping. 

I have posted some patterns on Ebay that I did not design.  They are extra copies I have of patterns that I bought either in assortments or duplicate kits.  If I have bought a kit for the second time I don’t need a second (or third) pattern, so I post the extra pattern on Ebay because I only need one copy myself.  In addition, I have purchased pattern assortments a few times from Herschners I think. The first time I did it I got two different assortments and they were all different patterns.  The second time I did I ordered three assortments but it was three exact same sets of patterns plus a couple were in the that first order I got!  So that is why I have the extra copyrighted patterns to post on Ebay.  Please do not ask me to make copies of patterns and sell them to you.  If I have an extra that I purchased it will be posted.  If I don’t have an extra I won’t make a copy of it to sell you.  I don’t want people doing that with my patterns and I won’t do that with someone else’s patterns.  Thanks for your understanding!

Here are where the patterns are posted:


Here are where the kits are posted:


I am working on some ideas for my own website and a shopping cart on there so that you can buy direct from my website.  Stay tuned for more news on that in the future!

One last thing I wanted to mention is that I accept payments by Paypal or money order, so please do not feel that you have to use Paypal if you are not comfortable with that.  I am also working on a way for my customers to pay by credit card without using Paypal.  I personally use Paypal all the time for many things, but I know there are people that prefer to pay a different way and I am working on alternatives.

Happy Beading!

Bonnie Matthews

Beaded Banners by Bonnie

Email:  fyremonksgal@msn.com

My Website:  www.bannersbybonnie.com

My Ebay Store:  http://stores.ebay.com/Beaded-Banners-by-Bonnie-and-More?refid=store

Newest Beaded Banner I Made

I had a request for a “masculine” banner that a guy wanted to purchase for his Dad. I had this pattern from a kit I had purchased:
Deer Pattern from Kit
(Please note: This is NOT a pattern I designed so please do not ask if it is for sale. I only sell patterns I have designed myself unless I have duplicates and I don’t have a duplicate of this pattern. The kit is available online if you look. Thanks)

So using that pattern, I changed a couple colors to make it look more hunting/camo colors and here is the completed banner:
Bonnie's Version of the Deer Banner

Hopefully he will like it but I will find out tonight when I deliver it.

Beaded Banner Supplies – One Stop Shopping

It’s been a little while since I posted anything about Beaded Banners by Bonnie so I thought I would take a moment today and do just that.


Not only does Beaded Banners by Bonnie sell completed beaded banners, I am now your one stop shop for beaded banner supplies to make your own beaded banners.


BEADED BANNER PATTERNS DESIGNED BY ME:  Any of the patterns I have designed are for sale.  I don’t have them posted on Ebay yet nor is my website set up so you can purchase from there (yet!).  However, if you go to my website www.bannersbybonnie.com and look at the first slideshow, all those banners/patterns are ones I have designed and are for sale.


The patterns range in price from $3 to $7 each plus shipping, however the majority of them are $4 plus shipping.  The price includes a color printed pattern which is full size so you can put the banner together on top of the pattern as well as a bead list with colors and quantity of beads needed per color.  I only charge exact shipping, not any extra handling charges.


Until I get the patterns posted on Ebay or have my site set up with a shopping cart, just email me the patterns you are interested in purchasing and your zip code and I will let you know the exact cost and shipping.  Once you decide exactly what you want to purchase I can invoice you through Paypal or you can send me a money order.


OTHER BEADED BANNER PATTERNS:  I have a few extra beaded banner patterns that I did not design that I plan to sell.  These are patterns from duplicate kits I have purchased or pattern assortments I have purchased and received duplicate patterns.  A word to the wise from someone who made the mistake, if a company offers a pattern assortment, for instance 10 patterns for $9.95, don’t order 3 sets because you will end up with 3 of each pattern!  Make sure you find out if you can get a different variety with each set you order.


In regards to these other patterns, please do not ask me to make a copy of a pattern and sell it to you.  If it isn’t my own design or if it isn’t an extra copy I have, I will not make copies of other people’s designs.  That is unethical and I won’t do it.  You are welcome to ask if I happen to have an EXTRA copy of a pattern to sell, but if I don’t I cannot in good conscience get a copy made for you.  Thanks for your understanding on this matter.


BEADED BANNER RODS & END CAPS:  I sell the very hard to find rods and end caps for making beaded banners.  The rods I sell are white vinyl coated metal.  They come approximately 13 inches long.  The minimum they will be is 13 inches but they may be up to 14 inches in length.  Each rod comes with a removable end cap on each end.  The caps are snug enough to not fall off but they are removable for putting through the beads of the beaded banner or for cutting the banner to a smaller size.


As I said, the beaded banner rods are approximately 13 inches longs.  They can be cut with bolt cutters, however if you have specific sizes that you want other than the 13 inch length, I would be happy to cut them for you.  Please notify me by email at fyremonksgal@msn.com as soon as you place your order because my usual turnaround time for shipping out orders is same day.  You can mix and match sizes with your order, such as an order of 20 rods and caps has 10 cut to 8 inches, 5 to 6 inches, and 5 to 12 inches.  Whatever sizes you need I can provide, but again please email me as soon as you place the order.  DO NOT put the message regarding sizes or other specifics in the area for messages on Paypal because for some reason we do not always get these messages.


Rods and end caps can be purchased at my Ebay store using this link:




BEADED BANNER END CAPS:  If you have your own rods but don’t have a source for the end caps, I also sell end caps by themselves in various quantities.  If you want to make sure that the caps I sell work on the rods that you have, please send a self addressed stamped envelope to me and I will send you 2 end caps free of charge.  Send your request and SASE to:

          Beaded Banners by Bonnie

          130 Townsend Park Court

          Murrysville, PA   15668


If you want to go ahead and purchase the end caps you can find them here in various quantities:




BEADED BANNER THREAD:  I have various colors of thread for making beaded banners in my Ebay store, also.  The spools are 125 yards and I can’t tell you exactly how many banners you can get out of a spool but I know I can get several out one.  You can find the thread at this link:




BEADED BANNER BLANK GRAPH PAPER:  Interested in designing your own beaded banner?  I sell blank graph paper in two sizes (regular banner size and bell pull size) and they come in regular paper or card stock paper and in various quantities.  The beaded banner grids are true to size and all you need is colored pencils, crayons, or Sharpies and color in the beads for your pattern.  The graph paper can be found here:




BEADED BANNER PONY BEADS:  I have pony beads for sale in various colors.  The pony beads I have listed in my Ebay store are the ones I actually have in stock, however I can get any color and type that you need if you don’t need them immediately.  Beads are available in opaque, transparent, and matte in many colors.  If you need a color you don’t see, just ask.  The beads that are currently for sale and ready to ship with no wait are listed here:




If you have any questions at all about any of the beaded banner supplies or you have a special request for colors of beads or thread, please feel free to email me at fyremonksgal@msn.com .


Thank you!


Bonnie Matthews

Beaded Banners by Bonnie



Introduction of Beaded Banners by Bonnie

I have seen www.wordpress.com show up in so many Google alerts so I decided to check it out and start my own blog.

My name is Bonnie Matthews and I live in Murrysville, Pennsylvania with my husband Doug.

I have a business named Beaded Banners by Bonnie.  In March of 2004 my Mom bought me my first beaded banner kits and I have been beading ever since.  I now design my own banners and sell the beaded banner patterns as well as the beaded banner rods and end caps that people have such a hard time finding.  I am starting to sell beads, also.  I still sell completed banners but I have been keeping pretty busy with pattern and banner rods and end caps requests that I haven’t been making quite as many lately.

I have made over 200 banners and I have designed over 80 patterns for beaded banners.

I have a website at www.bannersbybonnie.com or www.beadedbannerpatterns.com and you can email me at fyremonksgal@msn.com if you see anything you want to purchase or want more information on.

I also have an Ebay store at http://stores.ebay.com/Beaded-Banners-by-Bonnie-and-More so please feel to check out my beaded banner rods and end caps and some completed banners there.

I will be posting more items on my own website and in my Ebay store on a regular basis, so check back often!

Happy Beading!


Beaded Banners by Bonnie