Welcome to Simple Crafts. Here you will find free resources to make seasonal and themed craft projects from very easy, to pretty tricky! We use Hama Beads, Polymer Clay, Yarn, Pom Poms, Sewing felt and fabric, paper and pen, buttons and beads and anything else we fancy to make crafting accessible!
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Hama Bead Shamrock Patterns

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March 1, 2014
Hama Bead Shamrock Patterns

If you are gearing up for some St Patrick’s Day crafting, you might like these free hama bead patterns. Made with Green, Mint Green, Translucent Green and Pastel Green, they cheered up my day enormously. You can also strengthen them around the stalk with clear and make a mobile from them. I sorted the...
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Hama Bead Cat Pattern

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October 20, 2013
Hama Bead Cat Pattern

Continuing on a cheerful theme of cat related crafts (I’ve not quite got to grips with Halloween yet this year, so I thought cats might be better!) Maddy has produced her signature cat in Hama Beads. Many years ago, though she doesn’t remember, they used to have a Willo the Wisp video and I...
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Hama Beads Valentine Box

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February 12, 2013
Hama Beads Valentine Box

This is the perfect gift for your valentine this year, it can be made in any size or colour and can hold anything from chocolates to jewellery.   You will need hama beads of your choice, a heart shaped hama board (big or small depending on the size you want the box), a hexagon...
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Chinese New Year Hama Beads

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January 13, 2013
Chinese New Year Hama Beads

This week my kids and I are going to spend some time revisiting Chinese New Year  and seeing what we can remember from previous times we’ve explored it. The Hama Bead patterns are old ones and have previously featured on our family blog but I thought I would pop them over here too. The...
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Hama Bead Christmas Bauble Designs

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November 25, 2012
Hama Bead Christmas Bauble Designs

While looking for some inspiration to do some cross stitch last week, I found various Christmas bauble designs... And got inspired. I'm always on the look out for hama bead ideas I can adapt to my own purposes and some of these were really tempting. With a nip and a tuck and a wander...
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Melted Hama Bead Candle Holders

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November 15, 2012
Melted Hama Bead Candle Holders

Last week Maddy had a go making candle holders in Hama Beads, using jars and colours to reflect the changing seasons. You can see her efforts here; they’ve already been getting a good showing on Pinterest and I think they were very innovative. Naturally I wanted in on the act as she inspired me...
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Hama Bead Firework Patterns

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October 31, 2012
Hama Bead Firework Patterns

Well, in an effort to get some Firework Night crafts up on the site, we’ve made up a few patterns that we haven’t had time to make for real yet. (I lie slightly, Maddy made up the rocket using real beads, which is why it is quite a lot better than my other ones!)...
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Hama Bead Ghost Pot

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October 24, 2012
Hama Bead Ghost Pot

Finding new things to do with a hama bead creation is always a challenge worth taking on; I particularly like 3D items, especially if they are useful. This particular ghost pattern, converted into a pot for holding glowsticks, possibly pushes the boundaries of actually being useful, but it is fun! Maddy made up these...
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Hama Bead Owl Family

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October 21, 2012
Hama Bead Owl Family

Owls are fairly traditional Halloween fare but I must admit I’ve got a bit of an obsession with them in general (hooooooo… hasn’t?) and I’ve been collecting them on my owl board on Pinterest for quite a while. All the cute little chaps on there inspired me to have a go at some Hama...
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Autumn Hama Bead Coasters

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September 26, 2012
Autumn Hama Bead Coasters

Drink coasters are one of the most made things with Hama Beads and there have been loads of searches on this site recently for autumnal version of them. So Maddy made some to share with you and I think you’ll agree she did an excellent job. All three of these are made with Midi...
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