FREE beading pattern for Lorraine Earrings

This is an earring pattern that coordinates with the Lorraine Necklace design in my last post.  Like the necklace, it also requires 11/0 seed beads, 4mm pearls or crystals, 6mm & 8mm pearls (or round beads), and Superduo or twin beads.  A 6/0 or 8/0 bead is used at the top to attach the earring to an ear hook or clip with a jump ring.  If you choose to use 4mm crystals that are not bicone  (i.e. like the black/gold piece below, where the crystals are more oval), a slight adjustment to the pattern is needed.  If using oval crystals, then at steps 5 and 6 where you see 2 seed beads in a row, use only one.  Below the picture is a list of materials I used in the three pieces shown.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Lorraine Earrings

FREE beading pattern: Lorraine Earrings

11/0 seed beads 4mm beads/crystals 6mm/8mm beads Superduos or twins
Dyna-Mites: silver-lined light peach translucent Light pink AB bicone crystals Off-white pearls Clear AB Superduo beads
Dyna-Mites: silver-lined translucent rainbow gold Black AB round crystals Glossy black round beads Matte gold Superduo beads
TOHO silver (galvanized aluminum) Dark blue pearls Dark blue pearls Half-silver/half-clear Superduo beads

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FREE beading pattern for Lorraine Necklace

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New pattern!

This is my latest necklace design, entitled Lorraine Necklace.  It requires 11/0 seed beads, 4mm pearls or crystals, 6mm & 8mm pearls (or round beads), and Superduo or twin beads.  If you choose to use 4mm crystals that are not bicone  (i.e. like the black/gold piece below, where the crystals are more oval), a slight adjustment to the pattern is needed.  If using oval crystals, then at steps 16 and 17 where you see 2 seed beads in a row, use only one.  Below the picture is a list of materials I used in the three pieces shown.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Lorraine Necklace

11/0 seed beads 4mm beads/crystals 6mm/8mm beads Superduos or twins
Dyna-Mites: silver-lined light peach translucent Light pink AB bicone crystals Off-white pearls Clear AB Superduo beads
Dyna-Mites: silver-lined translucent rainbow gold Black AB round crystals Glossy black round beads Matte gold Superduo beads
TOHO silver (galvanized aluminum) Dark blue pearls Dark blue pearls Half-silver/half-clear Superduo beads

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FREE beading pattern for Honeycomb Net necklace

This is my first design using Honeycomb (2-hole hexagon) beads!  The pattern works equally well with Silky (2-hole diamond-shaped beads, shown in the red and black pieces) instead of Honeycomb beads (shown in the green and purple pieces).  The pattern employs a simple netting technique with some accents, and requires 6mm 2-hole Honeycomb or Silky beads, 11/0 seed beads (1 – 4 colors), and 4mm round crystals (optional).  The red and light gold piece below shows how the design looks when 11/0 seed beads are used in place of the 4mm round crystals around the edge.  The purple/silver and green/gold examples use 4 colors of seed beads: one accent color matching the Honeycomb beads, plus 3 different colors, dark-to-light, to create a gradient in the netting.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Honeycomb Net

FREE beading pattern: Honeycomb Net

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FREE beading pattern for Christmas Cascade Earrings

Here is an earring design to coordinate with the Christmas Cascade Necklace from my last post.  The earrings were made using metallic gold 11/0 TOHO seed beads and Czech fire-polished dipped decor round crystals (6mm emerald green, and 4mm garnet red).  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Christmas Cascade Earrings

FREE beading pattern: Christmas Cascade Earrings

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FREE beading pattern for Christmas Cascade Necklace

This is a new design, beaded up in festive Christmas colors with elements resembling Christmas tree garlands.  In this piece, I used metallic gold 11/0 TOHO seed beads and Czech fire-polished dipped decor round crystals (6mm emerald green, and 4mm in 3 colors: emerald green, garnet red, and opaque-to-translucent metallic gold).  The diagram illustrates how to make the necklace in 3 rows, including clasp.  This design works best as a short necklace.  (The example below is about 15 inches long, which required 18 6mm crystals, 18 4mm green crystals, 19 4mm gold crystals, and 76 4mm red crystals). I plan to post another pattern for matching earrings soon.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Christmas Cascade Necklace

FREE beading pattern: Christmas Cascade Necklace

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