Thursday, January 5, 2023

Ghost of Christmas Present: detailed Benzie color guides – kits available!



Ghost of Christmas Present is the fourth pattern in my Ebenezer Ornament Series. Here are the detailed felt/floss/sequin/bead color guides for you so that you can easily make spirits 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 Ghost of Christmas Present pattern: mmmcrafts.etsy.com
To buy the Modern Pastel or Victorian felt palettes shown here:
To shop their sparkle and shine:
Benzie sequins and beads and also their metallic felts

OK! Here are the color guides:


MODERN PASTEL GREEN GHOST

BENZIE FELT COLORS:*
Peach: body, urchin heads and hands
Ecru: robe/sleeve trim, urchin hair
Turquoise: robe, sleeves, and robe liners
Julep: skirt
Fern: holly leaves
Coral: urchin clothes
Gold Metallic Bellwether:** torch
Bronze Metallic Bellwether:** belt and scabbard
*Note: You will need matching floss or thread colors
**Substitute wool felt if you do not have metallic felt

FLOSS/SEQUIN/BEAD COLORS:*
Robe/sleeves: DMC 3851, D3852, Blanc. 5 mm red metallic sequins, Benzie 4 mm Red metallic sequins, Benzie 4 mm Rose Quartz sequins (layered on top of a few of the red), Benzie Red seed beads
Fur trim: DMC D3852. 5 mm translucent iridescent sequins, Benzie Moonstone seed beads, Benzie Red seed beads
Robe liners: DMC White, D3852
Skirt: DMC 937, 3705, D3852. 5 mm gold metallic sequin, Benzie Gold and Red seed beads.
Urchins: DMC 310, 3705
Belt: Benzie 4 mm Copper metallic sequins, Benzie Rose Gold and Teal seed beads, 5 mm apple green sequins, 8 mm Kelly green sequin, 5 mm aqua sequin. 
Scabbard: DMC D301, 5 mm kelly green sequin, Benzie Red seed beads.
Torch: DMC 3705. Benzie 4 mm Gold sequins, Benzie Gold seed beads.
Year on back: DMC 3705
*All sequins/beads sewn with gold sewing thread

OTHER NOTIONS:
Ghost hair: DMC 918
Ghost beard: copper chenille stem
Ghost mustache: reverse side of Benzie Copper Brown glitter felt
Holly crown: olive green chenille stem, green metallic tinsel stem
Torch flame: clear iridescent chenille stem
Scabbard ornament: aged bronze 6 mm mini jingle bell
Hanging Loop: DMC 5282 Metallic Pearl

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MODERN PASTEL YELLOW GHOST

BENZIE FELT COLORS:*
Peach: body, urchin heads and hands
Ecru: robe/sleeve trim, urchin hair
Ochre: robe, sleeves, and robe liners
Pink: skirt
Turquoise: holly leaves
Julep: urchin clothes, torch
Bronze Metallic Bellwether:** belt and scabbard
*Note: You will need matching floss or thread colors
**Substitute wool felt if you do not have metallic felt

FLOSS/SEQUIN/BEAD COLORS:*
Robe/sleeves: DMC D301, 783. 5 mm pink sequins, Benzie 4 mm Copper sequins, Benzie Rose Gold and Rose Quartz seed beads
Fur trim: DMC D3852. 5 mm translucent iridescent sequins, Benzie Moonstone, Rose Quartz and Lilac seed beads
Robe liners: DMC 991, D301
Skirt: DMC 500, 3705, D301, D3852, Benzie Red seed beads, 5 mm gold metallic sequin, Benzie Gold seed bead
Urchins: DMC 301, 3705
Belt: Benzie 4 mm Copper metallic sequins, Benzie Rose Gold, Lilac, and Teal seed beads, 5 mm iridescent translucent sequins, 8 mm pink sequin, 6 mm teal sequin.
Scabbard: DMC D301, 6 mm teal sequin, Benzie Red seed beads.
Torch: DMC D3852, Benzie 4 mm Jade Green sequins, Benzie Teal seed beads
Year on back: DMC 991
*All sequins/beads sewn with gold sewing thread

OTHER NOTIONS:
Ghost hair: DMC 434
Ghost beard: brown chenille stem
Ghost mustache: Benzie Nutmeg
Holly crown: white iridescent chenille stem, pink metallic tinsel stem
Torch flame: clear iridescent chenille stem, pink metallic tinsel stem 
Scabbard ornament: aged bronze 6 mm mini jingle bell
Hanging Loop: DMC 5282 Metallic Pearl

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VICTORIAN BLUE GHOST

BENZIE FELT COLORS:*
Peach: body, urchin heads and hands
Swan: robe/sleeve trim, urchin hair
Peacock: robe, sleeves, and robe liners
Burgundy: skirt
Copper: holly leaves, urchin clothes
Bronze Metallic Bellwether:** belt and scabbard
Silver Metallic Bellwether:** torch
*Note: You will need matching floss or thread colors
**Substitute wool felt if you do not have metallic felt

FLOSS/SEQUIN/BEAD COLORS:*
Robe/sleeves: DMC D168, Blanc. 5 mm pink sequins, Benzie 4 mm Magenta and Lilac sequins, Benzie Magenta, Lilac, and Amethyst seed beads
Fur trim: DMC D301. 5 mm translucent iridescent sequins, Benzie Moonstone, Lilac, and White seed beads
Robe liners: DMC D301, Blanc
Skirt: DMC 761, 3846, D301, Blanc. 5 mm iridescent translucent sequin, Benzie 4 mm Copper sequin, Benzie Rose Gold seed bead and Aquamarine seed beads
Urchins: DMC 310, 3705
Belt: Benzie 4 mm Copper and Silver metallic sequins, Benzie Rose Gold and Silver seed beads, 8 mm pink sequin, 6 mm silver sequin.
Scabbard: DMC D301, 6 mm teal sequin, Benzie Lilac seed beads.
Torch: DMC 154. Benzie 4 mm Copper sequins, Benzie Rose Gold seed beads
Year on back: DMC 761
*All sequins/beads sewn with silver sewing thread

OTHER NOTIONS:
Ghost hair: DMC 898
Ghost beard: brown chenille stem
Ghost mustache: reverse side of Benzie Bronze metallic felt
Holly crown: silver metallic tinsel stem, pink metallic tinsel stem
Torch flame: clear iridescent chenille stem, pink metallic tinsel stem 
Scabbard ornament: silver 6 mm mini jingle bell
Hanging Loop: DMC 5283 Metallic Pearl

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VICTORIAN PINK GHOST

BENZIE FELT COLORS:*
Peach: body, urchin heads and hands
Copper: robe/sleeve trim
Blush: robe, sleeves, and robe liners
Bronze: skirt
Turquoise: holly leaves, urchin clothes
Bronze Metallic Bellwether:** scabbard
Silver Metallic Bellwether:** belt and torch
*Note: You will need matching floss or thread colors
**Substitute wool felt if you do not have metallic felt

FLOSS/SEQUIN/BEAD COLORS:*
Robe/sleeves: DMC 734, 831, D168. 5 mm iridescent navy/green sequins, 5 mm teal sequins, Benzie 4 mm Marine sequins, Benzie Marine and Teal seed beads
Fur trim: DMC D168. Benzie 4 mm Rose Quartz sequins, Benzie Teal and Marine seed beads.
Robe liners: DMC 3750, D301
Skirt: DMC 3750, 3708, 919, D168. 5 mm iridescent translucent sequin, Benzie 4 mm Copper sequin, Benzie Rose Gold bead and Lilac seed beads
Urchins: DMC 310, 3705
Belt: Benzie 4 mm Copper and Teal sequins, Benzie Rose Gold and Teal seed beads, 8 mm brass sequin, 5 mm iridescent navy/green sequin.
Scabbard: DMC D301, 6 mm teal sequin, Benzie Lilac seed beads.
Torch: DMC 3708. Benzie 4 mm Copper sequins, Benzie Rose Gold seed beads
Year on back: DMC 919
*All sequins/beads sewn with silver sewing thread

OTHER NOTIONS:
Ghost hair: DMC 645
Ghost beard: gray chenille stem
Ghost mustache: matching gray card stock
Holly crown: clear iridescent chenille stem, olive green chenille stem
Torch flame: clear iridescent chenille stem, pink metallic tinsel stem 
Scabbard ornament: silver 6 mm mini jingle bell
Hanging Loop: DMC 5283 Metallic Pearl

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I hope this was helpful! 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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  1. Thank you SO much for posting this despite dealing with Covid. I hope you are feeling better and hoping because you posted, you ARE!

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