Saturday, March 6, 2021

Little Elves: detailed Benzie color guides – kits available!


Little Elves is the third pattern in my 'Twas the Night Ornament Series. Here are the detailed felt/floss/sequin/bead color guides for you below, so that you can easily make Little Elves 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 Little Elves pattern: mmmcrafts.etsy.com

To buy the Classic or Retro felt palettes shown here:
Benzie 'Twas the Night felt palettes

To buy the helpful notions kit:
Benzie 'Twas the Night notions kit

To shop their beautiful sequins & beads:
Benzie Sparkle & Shine page


OK! Here are the color guides:

Classic Red Little Elf Boy:

BENZIE FELT COLORS:*

Ecru: Tunic trim, collar, torso, sleeve/boot cuffs 
Carmine: Tunic, sleeves
Coral: Knickerbockers
Peacock: Hat
Swan: Legs
Graphite: Belt, boots
*Note: You will need matching floss or thread colors

FLOSS/SEQUIN/BEAD COLORS:*

Hat: DMC 321, DMC BLANC, DMC D168, 5 mm gold jingle bell
Collar, tunic trim: 4 mm Benzie Moonstone sequins, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent glass beads
Tunic: DMC 3845 (including number on back), 4 mm Benzie Moonstone sequins (sleeves), 5 mm iridescent clear cupped sequins (skirt), Benzie Rainbow Iridescent glass beads
Belt: DMC BLANC, 8 mm brassy gold cupped sequin, 5 mm aqua cupped sequin, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent glass bead
Boots: 4 mm Benzie Moonstone sequins, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent glass beads, Benzie Blue glass beads
Hanging loop: DMC 5283
*All sequins/beads sewn with silver sewing thread


Classic Red Little Elf Girl:

BENZIE FELT COLORS:*

Ecru: Coat trim, sleeve/boot cuffs 
Carmine: Coat, sleeves, boots
Coral: Dress
Peacock: Scarf, mittens
Swan: Hat, Legs
Blush Metallic: Mailbag (This Benzie felt is not included in the Classic palette. Sub in Coral if you like.)
*Note: You will need matching floss or thread colors

FLOSS/SEQUIN/BEAD COLORS:*

Hat: DMC 321, DMC BLANC, Benzie Red glass beads, 5 mm gold jingle bell
Coat trim: 4 mm Benzie Moonstone sequins, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent glass beads
Coat: DMC 3845 (including number on back), DMC BLANC, 5 mm iridescent cupped sequins, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent glass beads
Dress: DMC 3845, DMC 321, DMC BLANC, 4 mm Benzie Moonstone sequins, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent glass beads
Mailbag: 5 mm iridescent cupped sequin, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent glass bead, DMC 5282
Boots: 5 mm white mini poms, Benzie Blue glass beads
Hanging loop: DMC 5283
*All sequins/beads sewn with silver sewing thread


Classic Blue Little Elf Boy:

BENZIE FELT COLORS:*

Ecru: Tunic trim, collar, torso, sleeve/boot cuffs 
Peacock: Tunic, sleeves
Mustard: Knickerbockers
Swan: Hat, legs
Graphite: Belt, boots
*Note: You will need matching floss or thread colors

FLOSS/SEQUIN/BEAD COLORS:*

Hat: DMC 321, DMC 3844, DMC D3852, 5 mm red mini pom
Collar, tunic trim: 4 mm Benzie Moonstone sequins, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent glass beads
Tunic: DMC 3852 (including number on back), 4 mm Benzie Moonstone sequins (sleeves), 5 mm iridescent clear cupped sequins (skirt), Benzie Rainbow Iridescent glass beads (on sequins), Benzie Red glass beads
Belt: DMC BLANC, 8 mm brassy gold cupped sequin, 5 mm red cupped sequin, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent glass bead
Boots: 4 mm Benzie Moonstone sequins, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent glass beads, Benzie Blue glass beads
Hanging loop: DMC 5283
*All sequins/beads sewn with silver sewing thread


Classic Mustard Little Elf Girl:

BENZIE FELT COLORS:*

Ecru: Coat trim, sleeve/boot cuffs 
Mustard: Coat, sleeves, boots
Swan: Dress
Peacock: Hat, boots
Carmine: Scarf, mittens
Bronze: Legs
Silver Metallic: Mailbag (This Benzie felt is not included in the Classic palette. Sub in Ecru if you like.)
*Note: You will need matching floss or thread colors

FLOSS/SEQUIN/BEAD COLORS:*

Hat: DMC 3852, DMC 321, Benzie White glass beads, 5 mm silver jingle bell
Coat trim: 4 mm Benzie Moonstone sequins, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent glass beads
Coat: DMC 3844 (including number on back), DMC BLANC, 5 mm iridescent cupped sequins, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent glass beads
Dress: DMC 321, DMC 830, DMC BLANC, 4 mm Benzie Moonstone sequins, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent glass beads
Mailbag: 5 mm iridescent cupped sequin, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent glass bead, DMC 5283
Boots: 5 mm yellow mini poms, Benzie Red glass beads
Hanging loop: DMC 5283
*All sequins/beads sewn with silver sewing thread


Retro Pink Little Elf Boy:

BENZIE FELT COLORS:*
Ecru: Tunic trim, collar, torso, sleeve/boot cuffs 
Flamingo: Tunic, sleeves
Marigold: Knickerbockers
Julep: Hat, legs
Graphite: Belt, boots
*Note: You will need matching floss or thread colors

FLOSS/SEQUIN/BEAD COLORS:*

Hat: DMC D168, DMC 3608, DMC 900, 5 mm silver jingle bell
Collar, tunic trim: 5 mm iridescent cupped sequins, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent glass beads
Tunic: DMC 991 (DMC BLANC for number on back), 4 mm Benzie Moonstone sequins (sleeves), 5 mm iridescent clear cupped sequins (skirt), Benzie Red glass beads
Belt: DMC BLANC, 8 mm silver cupped sequin, 5 mm orange cupped sequin, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent glass bead
Boots: 4 mm Benzie Moonstone sequins, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent glass beads, Benzie Foxglove glass beads
Hanging loop: DMC 5283
*All sequins/beads sewn with silver sewing thread


Retro Pink Little Elf Girl:

BENZIE FELT COLORS:*
Ecru: Coat trim, sleeve/boot cuffs 
Flamingo: Coat, sleeves
Marigold: Dress
Julep: Hat, legs
Chartreuse: Scarf, mittens
Graphite: Boots
Silver Metallic: Mailbag (This Benzie felt is not included in the Classic palette. Sub in Flamingo if you like.)
*Note: You will need matching floss or thread colors

FLOSS/SEQUIN/BEAD COLORS:*

Hat: DMC 3608, DMC 900, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent beads, 5 mm silver jingle bell
Coat trim: 4 mm Benzie Moonstone sequins, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent glass beads
Coat: DMC 900 (including number on back), DMC BLANC, 5 mm iridescent cupped sequins, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent glass beads
Dress: DMC 991, DMC 718, DMC BLANC, 4 mm Benzie Moonstone sequins, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent glass beads
Mailbag: 5 mm metallic pink cupped sequin, Benzie Foxglove glass bead, DMC 5283
Boots: 5 mm pink mini poms, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent glass beads
Hanging loop: DMC 5283
*All sequins/beads sewn with silver sewing thread


Retro Mint Little Elf Boy:

BENZIE FELT COLORS:*

Ecru: Tunic trim, collar, torso, sleeve/boot cuffs 
Julep: Tunic, sleeves
Moss: Knickerbockers
Chartreuse: Hat, legs
Graphite: Belt, boots
*Note: You will need matching floss or thread colors

FLOSS/SEQUIN/BEAD COLORS:*

Hat: DMC 991, DMC D3852, DMC 602**,  7 mm pink mini pom (5 mm works great too)
Collar, tunic trim: 4 mm Benzie Moonstone sequins, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent glass beads
Tunic: DMC 936 (including number on back), 4 mm Benzie Moonstone sequins (sleeves), 5 mm iridescent clear cupped sequins (skirt), Benzie Foxglove glass beads
Belt: DMC BLANC, 8 mm brassy gold cupped sequin, 5 mm kelly green cupped sequin, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent glass bead
Boots: 4 mm Benzie Moonstone sequins, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent glass beads, Benzie Foxglove glass beads
Hanging loop: DMC 5283
*All sequins/beads sewn with silver sewing thread
**Actual color in photo is 3607 but 602 is a better match


Retro Mint Little Elf Girl:

BENZIE FELT COLORS:*

Ecru: Coat trim, sleeve/boot cuffs 
Moss: Coat, sleeves, boots
Julep: Dress, hat
Flamingo: Scarf, mittens
Chartreuse: Legs
Gold Metallic: Mailbag (This Benzie felt is not included in the Classic palette. Sub in Ecru if you like.)
*Note: You will need matching floss or thread colors

FLOSS/SEQUIN/BEAD COLORS:*

Hat: DMC 936, DMC 602, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent beads, 5 mm gold jingle bell
Coat trim: 4 mm Benzie Moonstone sequins, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent glass beads
Coat: DMC 959, DMC BLANC (including number on back), 5 mm iridescent cupped sequins, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent glass beads
Dress: DMC 936, DMC 602, DMC BLANC, 5 mm iridescent cupped sequins, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent glass beads
Mailbag: 5 mm metallic lime green cupped sequin, Benzie Clover glass bead, DMC 5282
Boots: 5 mm pink mini poms, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent glass beads
Hanging loop: DMC 5283
*All sequins/beads sewn with silver sewing thread

I hope these guides were helpful! (Looking for other color guides? Check here.) The way I've combined these Benzie Classic and Retro felt colors are just a few of the possibilities! Feel free to follow these guides exactly or come up with your own lovely color variations. I'd love to see what you make. :-) Here's the IG hashtag:
 

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