While I was still in Creepmas mode I got a few new ideas for next year. This isn’t one of them, but if it wasn’t for them and a bunch of leftover beads from a necklace, this would never have been created.
The head was created using a flat odd-count peyote stitch. If you are not familiar with odd-count peyote, this is a great video. The tentacles are created using the curl stitch shown here.
I used size 15 seed beads because that’s what I had on hand, but any size will work as long as all the beads are the same size. The finished size is about one inch by 2.5 inches from the top of his head to the tip of his tentacles.
This is a first for me writing beading instructions, I hope they are clear and that you not only find them useful, but are able to keep your soul intact after completing them.
I have to thank Shala Kerrigan for providing free graphpaper and the people at Inkscape for providing an awesome free program which I used to make beading diagrams.