Saturday, October 17, 2020

Mr. Marley: detailed Benzie color guides – kits available!


Mr. Marley
 is the second pattern in my Ebenezer Ornament Series. Here are the detailed felt/floss/sequin/bead color guides for you below, so that you can easily make Mr. Marleys that look like my Benzie felt samples!

Benzie Design has long been one of my favorite places to purchase wool-blend felts. They have stellar customer service, quick shipping, and their felt, floss, sequins and beads are an absolute joy to work with! They will be very happy to help you with what you need.

First, some handy links to get you started:
To buy the Mr. Marley pattern: mmmcrafts.etsy.com
To buy the Victorian or Modern Pastel felt palettes shown here:
To shop their beautiful sequins and beads:

OK! Here are the color guides:

Victorian Copper Marley

BENZIE FELT COLORS*:
Copper: Coat and boot cuffs
Peacock: Waistcoat
Blush: Breeches (body) and kerchief
White: Cravat
Burgundy: Coat collar and sleeve cuffs
Graphite: Boots
*Note: You will need matching floss or thread colors

FLOSS/SEQUIN/BEAD COLORS*:
Coat: DMC 761, Benzie Blue Glass seed beads, Benzie Rainbow seed beads (buttons), Benzie Moonstone sequins (buttons)
Coat cuffs: DMC 3844
Waistcoat: DMC 761, Benzie Rose Gold Metallic seed beads (buttons), Benzie White seed beads
Breeches: DMC 3712, Benzie Rose Gold Metallic seed beads (buttons), Benzie Copper Metallic sequins (buttons) 
Boot tassels: DMC E301
Year on back: DMC 3845
*All sequins/beads sewn with silver sewing thread

OTHER NOTIONS:
Chain: Silver charm chain with links measuring 6 mm at the widest place, 6 mm jump rings
Jingle Bells: 17 mm silver jingle bells
Charms: Benzie Bellwether Metallic Silver Wool Felt, Benzie Silver Metallic Sequin, Benzie Silver Iridescent Seed Bead, silver card stock, DMC 5283 Metallic Pearl
Glasses: Silver 24 gauge wire
Hanging Loop: DMC 5283 Metallic Pearl


Victorian Turquoise Marley

BENZIE FELT COLORS*:
Turquoise: Coat
Midnight: Waistcoat and boot cuffs
Bronze: Breeches (body)
White: Cravat and kerchief
Swan: Coat collar and sleeve cuffs
Graphite: Boots
*Note: You will need matching floss or thread colors

FLOSS/SEQUIN/BEAD COLORS*:
Coat: DMC E301 or D301, Benzie Blue seed beads, Benzie Rainbow seed beads (buttons), Benzie Moonstone sequins (buttons)
Coat cuffs: DMC 3750
Waistcoat: DMC 958, Benzie Blue seed beads (buttons), Benzie Rainbow seed beads
Breeches: DMC E301 or D301, Benzie Silver Iridescent seed beads (buttons), Benzie Silver Metallic sequins (buttons)
Boot tassels: DMC E168
Year on back: DMC Blanc
*All sequins/beads sewn with silver sewing thread

OTHER NOTIONS:
Chain: Silver charm chain with links measuring 6 mm at the widest place, 6 mm jump rings
Jingle Bells: 17 mm silver jingle bells
Charms: Benzie Bellwether Metallic Silver Wool Felt, Benzie Silver Metallic Sequin, Benzie Silver Iridescent Seed Bead, silver card stock, DMC 5283 Metallic Pearl
Glasses: Silver 24 gauge wire
Hanging Loop: DMC 5283 Metallic Pearl


Modern Pastel Moss Marley

BENZIE FELT COLORS*:
Moss: Coat
Julep: Waistcoat
Ecru: Breeches (body), kerchief, and cravat
Fern: Coat collar, sleeve cuffs, and boot cuffs
Turquoise: Boots
*Note: You will need matching floss or thread colors

FLOSS/SEQUIN/BEAD COLORS*:
Coat: DMC E3852 or D3852, Benzie White seed beads, Benzie Gold seed beads (buttons), Benzie Teal Metallic sequins (buttons)
Coat cuffs: DMC 991
Waistcoat: DMC 935, Benzie Red seed beads (buttons), Benzie White seed beads
Breeches: DMC 501, Benzie Gold seed beads (buttons), Benzie Gold Metallic sequins (buttons)
Boot tassels: DMC E3852
Year on back: DMC Blanc
*All sequins/beads sewn with gold sewing thread

OTHER NOTIONS:
Chain: Gold charm chain with links measuring 6 mm at the widest place, 6 mm jump rings
Jingle Bells: 15 mm gold jingle bells
Charms: Benzie Bellwether Metallic Gold Wool Felt, Benzie Gold Metallic Sequin, Benzie Gold Seed Bead, gold card stock, DMC 5282 Metallic Pearl
Glasses: Gold 24 gauge wire
Hanging Loop: DMC 5282 Metallic Pearl


Modern Pastel Ecru Marley

BENZIE FELT COLORS*:
Ecru: Coat and cravat
Coral: Waistcoat
Ochre: Breeches (body)
Pink: Coat collar, sleeve cuffs
Turquoise: Boots
Julep: Boot cuffs and kerchief
*Note: You will need matching floss or thread colors

FLOSS/SEQUIN/BEAD COLORS*:
Coat: DMC E3852 or D3852, Benzie Red seed beads, Benzie Gold seed beads (buttons), Benzie Rose Quartz sequins (buttons) (or Benzie Teal Metallic sequins would be nice buttons too)
Coat cuffs: DMC 3705
Waistcoat: DMC 501, Benzie Gold seed beads (buttons), Benzie White seed beads
Breeches: DMC 830, Benzie Gold seed beads (buttons), Benzie Moonstone sequins (buttons)
Boot tassels: DMC E3852
Year on back: DMC 501
*All sequins/beads sewn with gold sewing thread

OTHER NOTIONS:
Chain: Gold charm chain with links measuring 6 mm at the widest place, 6 mm jump rings
Jingle Bells: 15 mm gold jingle bells
Charms: Benzie Bellwether Metallic Gold Wool Felt, Benzie Gold Metallic Sequin, Benzie Gold Seed Bead, gold card stock, DMC 5282 Metallic Pearl
Glasses: Gold 24 gauge wire
Hanging Loop: DMC 5282 Metallic Pearl

These color guides can be followed exactly, but feel free to vary the choices to match your tastes and make your own unique combos. The way I've combined the Benzie Victorian and Modern Pastel felt colors are just a few of the possibilities! I'd love to see what you make. :-) #ebenezerornamentseries

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