FREE beading pattern for Framed Crystal Drops necklace

This design is very similar to the Framed Pearl Drops necklace from my previous post, but modified to use bicone crystals instead of pearls.  I found that simply substituting bicone crystals instead of pearls didn’t work, as the crystal’s middle edge would make the superduo bead directly below it slant one way or another instead of being straight and vertical.  So I modified the pattern to fit the crystals better, and also created a point on the crystal drops, to accentuate their non-round shape.  Required materials are 4mm and 6mm crystals, 11/0 and 15/0 TOHO seed beads, and Superduo beads.  The piece below was made with gold matte superduo beads, bronze TOHO 11/0 and 15/0 seed beads, and peach rose Swarovski crystals (4mm and 6mm).  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Framed Crystal Drops

FREE beading pattern: Framed Crystal Drops

Zoom/Print Instructions:

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Click on the photos below (or the free beading pattern) to zoom in.  If you wish to print the pattern, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the beading pattern thumbnail to zoom in.
  2. Click on the icon that looks like a square with an arrow to open the image in its original size.
  3. Print that image from your browser (or save the image and print it from another program).

Note: In Internet Explorer, you can use “Print Preview” to adjust orientation and scale to fit on a single page (landscape orientation, with whatever % scale allows it to fill one full page).  In Safari, orientation and scale can be adjusted on Print dialog via “Show Details” (landscape orientation, with whatever % scale allows it to fill one full page). 

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FREE beading pattern for Framed Pearl Drop Earrings

Here is a pattern for some earrings to match the Framed Pearl Drops necklace from my last post.  It requires the same beads, plus two 8/0 seed beads for the jump ring to connect to at the top.  Use the jump ring to connect to either clip or pierced ear hook.  The earrings below were made with Superduo beads that are half bright silver, half crystal (clear), nickel TOHO 8/0, 11/0, and 15/0 seed beads, and dark purple 4mm and 6mm pearls.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Framed Pearl Drop Earrings

FREE beading pattern: Framed Pearl Drop Earrings

Zoom/Print Instructions:

Note:If you are viewing this post from an e-mail, open the post in a browser first (i.e. click on the post title) to follow these steps.

Click on the photos below (or the free beading pattern) to zoom in.  If you wish to print the pattern, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the beading pattern thumbnail to zoom in.
  2. Click on the icon that looks like a square with an arrow to open the image in its original size.
  3. Print that image from your browser (or save the image and print it from another program).

Note: In Internet Explorer, you can use “Print Preview” to adjust orientation and scale to fit on a single page (landscape orientation, with whatever % scale allows it to fill one full page).  In Safari, orientation and scale can be adjusted on Print dialog via “Show Details” (landscape orientation, with whatever % scale allows it to fill one full page). 

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FREE beading pattern for Framed Pearl Drops necklace

Here is another lovely necklace design featuring pearl drops framed with seed beads, hanging off a dazzling row of smaller pearls and Superduo beads.  This piece requires 4mm and 6mm pearls or druks, 11/0 and 15/0 TOHO seed beads, and Superduo beads.  I notice when working with metallic colors, mixing darker silver with lighter silver (or darker gold with lighter gold) seems to give a certain depth that I really like.  The necklace below was made with Superduo beads that are half bright silver, half crystal (clear), nickel TOHO 11/0 and 15/0 seed beads, and dark purple 4mm and 6mm pearls.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Framed Pearl Drops

FREE beading pattern: Framed Pearl Drops

Zoom/Print Instructions:

Note:If you are viewing this post from an e-mail, open the post in a browser first (i.e. click on the post title) to follow these steps.

Click on the photos below (or the free beading pattern) to zoom in.  If you wish to print the pattern, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the beading pattern thumbnail to zoom in.
  2. Click on the icon that looks like a square with an arrow to open the image in its original size.
  3. Print that image from your browser (or save the image and print it from another program).

Note: In Internet Explorer, you can use “Print Preview” to adjust orientation and scale to fit on a single page (landscape orientation, with whatever % scale allows it to fill one full page).  In Safari, orientation and scale can be adjusted on Print dialog via “Show Details” (landscape orientation, with whatever % scale allows it to fill one full page). 

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FREE beading pattern for Scalloped Lace Necklace

I haven’t created a design that uses only seed beads in a while, so here is a new motif I came up with. You can use one or two colors — either way, the design yields nice results.  This pattern uses netting techniques, but is finished with round elements to create lovely curved scalloped edges.  I used 11/0 Czech seed beads in iris blue and silver for the two-tone example below, and transparent rainbow cream 11/0 Dyna-Mites seed beads (which look light yellow) for the single-color piece.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Scalloped Lace

FREE beading pattern: Scalloped Lace

Zoom/Print Instructions:

Note:If you are viewing this post from an e-mail, open the post in a browser first (i.e. click on the post title) to follow these steps.

Click on the photos below (or the free beading pattern) to zoom in.  If you wish to print the pattern, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the beading pattern thumbnail to zoom in.
  2. Click on the icon that looks like a square with an arrow to open the image in its original size.
  3. Print that image from your browser (or save the image and print it from another program).

Note: In Internet Explorer, you can use “Print Preview” to adjust orientation and scale to fit on a single page (landscape orientation, with whatever % scale allows it to fill one full page).  In Safari, orientation and scale can be adjusted on Print dialog via “Show Details” (landscape orientation, with whatever % scale allows it to fill one full page). 

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FREE beading pattern for Superduo Buds necklace

Since my interests have gravitated toward Superduo beads lately, I experimented with another way to use them in a necklace design.  This pattern requires 2 colors of 11/0 seed beads and 2 – 3 colors of Superduo beads.  I tried the design with smaller 11/0 Czech beads and larger TOHO 11/0 beads, and both yielded nice results.  The smaller 11/0 beads resulted in more “V” shapes in the 2nd row of buds (seen in the gold & copper, and pink & white pieces), while the larger TOHO 11/0 beads resulted in more “U” shapes in the 2nd row, shown in the black and copper example.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Superduo Buds

FREE beading pattern: Superduo Buds

Zoom/Print Instructions:

Note:If you are viewing this post from an e-mail, open the post in a browser first (i.e. click on the post title) to follow these steps.

Click on the photos below (or the free beading pattern) to zoom in.  If you wish to print the pattern, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the beading pattern thumbnail to zoom in.
  2. Click on the icon that looks like a square with an arrow to open the image in its original size.
  3. Print that image from your browser (or save the image and print it from another program).

Note: In Internet Explorer, you can use “Print Preview” to adjust orientation and scale to fit on a single page (landscape orientation, with whatever % scale allows it to fill one full page).  In Safari, orientation and scale can be adjusted on Print dialog via “Show Details” (landscape orientation, with whatever % scale allows it to fill one full page). 

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