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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



Free Beaded Banner Instructions

Have you ever thought about making beaded banners but didn’t know how?  Did you buy a kit and couldn’t figure out the instructions?


Beaded Banners by Bonnie has the solution for you!  I have just posted my own version of Beaded Banner Instructions.


I admit they probably aren’t perfect.  When I made my first banner in 2005 from a kit I was given as a gift I struggled a bit trying to figure out what the instructions were telling me.  I finally figured it out and I was zooming through the rest of the banner.  With the second banner I made I struggled a little with the first few rows again but it came back to me pretty quick.  By the third banner I was flying through it and by the next few banners I was doing my own thing and saying “forget it” to taping the rod to the pattern and pulled out a clipboard and binder clips (much easier!).  Now that I have made over 200 banners I have my own setup with a drawing board as my base with containers for beads and thread and even a clip on lamp hooked to it so my old eyes can see what I am doing!


What I have done with my instructions is try to stick to the basics that you find in most other instructions, but I have provided my own ways to do some things, such as the binder clips and tying off thread.  You may find ways that work better for you once you have mastered the basics.


Starting out the banner is the hardest part but it doesn’t have to be.  With my instructions, complete with pictures of a banner of mine in progress, you will see exactly how to thread on the first two rows and put the rod through to separate the rows.  You will see pictures of how to finish a row and go to the next row.  It explains how to tie off thread and what to do with the ends.  I never use glue…………ever…………and I have never had a banner fall apart, even the ones that have been outside in the weather for 2 or more years.


Like I said my instructions aren’t perfect, but I have been told by some of my customers that they are much easier to understand than anything they have tried to interpret previously.


They are free.  All you have to do is download them.  Here is the link:




Please also check out my website:




I sell beaded banner rods and end caps as well as blank beaded banner and bell pull grid/graph paper in by Ebay store:




I will also be selling my beaded banner patterns, beaded banner kits, and beads in the near future.


If you have any questions, please feel free to email me: