How to Bead a Lighter Case. A beaded lighter case adds a personal touch to your lighter whether you're a man or a woman. It can change a basic, inexpensive lighter into a conversation starter. Even beginner beading enthusiasts can create lighter cases that look professional. Read on to learn how to bead a lighter case.
Things You'll Need
- Seed beads
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Know how to stitch beads. You can use a regular peyote stitch and zip up the sides when you finish your pattern or you can use a tubular peyote stitch. You can also use a brick stitch or any kind of net stitch.
Pick a pattern or a design that you like. You can also make your own pattern using peyote stitch graph paper. Some beginners like to forgo a pattern and just alternate two colors of seed beads.
Make sure the pattern fits the lighter you want to cover. Patterns that are designed for regular lighters won't fit mini-lighters. If you aren't sure on the size of the lighter, select a pattern that can easily be repeated or shortened without distorting the design.
Start beading with the bottom row of your pattern. When you finish the first row, loop the thread through the first bead and begin your second row.
Secure the first row of beads to the second row of beads by threading the needle through the first row bead before adding each second row bead.
Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until you've reached your desired height for the lighter case.
Tie off the ends of the thread and slide your lighter into your new case.