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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




Free Beaded Banner End Caps Sample

Interested in purchasing some of my end caps for beaded banners but just not sure if they will work on the rods you use?  NO PROBLEM!


Just mail (remember that snail mail thing?) a self-addressed stamped envelope (envelope addressed back to you with a 42-cent stamp on it) to:


Beaded Banners by Bonnie

130 Townsend Park Court

Murrysville, PA   15668


I will send you two sample end caps for you to try!


Please check out my end caps for sale:








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:





Beaded Banner Rods & End Caps Now Available!

As anyone knows that makes their own beaded banners, the rods and end caps are a hard item to find!  After making a few kits back in 2004, I then branched off into making my own designs and struggled with what to use for rods and caps.  Now that I have a good source for both the rods and caps I wanted to offer them to other beaded banner creators at a reasonable price.
I offer sets which include a rod with removable end caps in quantities of 10, 20, 30, and 50.  I also offer end caps only in packages of 10, 50, and 120 for those that have rods but no source for caps.  The end caps have an inside diameter of 1/8″.
All of these items are available in my Ebay store:
If you have any questions, please email me at fyremonksgal@msn.com and I would be glad to answer them.
Bonnie Matthews
Beaded Banners by Bonnie