This is my first experiment with 2-hole triangle beads, as well as my first design using a large (20mm) rivoli. This pattern only works with 11/0 Miyuki seed beads, and also requires 15/0 seed beads and 4mm crystals. I strung the pendant on 0.015in beading wire, making two loops through 6/0 seed beads to create a “bow” shape above the pendant. To match the strung part of the necklace with the pendant, I used 6mm crystals the same color as the 2-hole triangle beads. (Although the diagram only includes steps for making the pendant, you can examine the photos to determine stringing pattern for the rest of the necklace). The pendant can also be hung on a cord, chain, or ribbon instead, if desired. I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!
FREE beading pattern: Sunburst Rivoli Pendant
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This wire loop cross pendant and necklace is made as a single interconnected piece, and looks fabulous as a short necklace. It is made using bead stringing wire (0.015in, 0.38mm), crimp beads (6), 11/0 seed beads, 4mm and 6mm round beads, and 4 Superduo beads for the center of the cross. Instead of transcribing this pattern as a diagram, I decided to create more of a picture tutorial in hopes it would be easier to follow. This piece can be made fairly quickly, so I was able to make many of them to experiment with different color combinations. You can use crimping pliers to crimp the beads at steps 7, 8, and 11, but I found just pinching the crimps flat with needle-nose pliers worked just as well, and was easier to do. I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!
FREE beading pattern: Wire Loop Cross
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The following photos demonstrate how to make this piece, step by step.
Wire Loop Cross: steps 1 and 2
Wire Loop Cross: step 3
Wire Loop Cross: step 4
Wire Loop Cross: step 5
Wire Loop Cross: step 6
Wire Loop Cross: step 7
Wire Loop Cross: step 8
Wire Loop Cross: step 9
Wire Loop Cross: step 10
Wire Loop Cross: step 11