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

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FREE beading pattern for Lotus Lace Pendant

I was so happy with how the center component looked in my Lotus Lace Bracelet design from my last post, I decided to make it into a pendant. The pendant can be connected via jump ring to a chain or ribbon (as shown in my Diamond Rivoli post), or strung on a beaded wire finished with crimp beads and clasps as shown below.  (The pattern used for the beaded wire portion of the necklace can be found in my previous Rivoli Pendant post).  As another alternative, I created an extended version of the Lotus Lace Bracelet pattern to form a necklace to attach the pendant to (shown in the gold and copper piece below).  The left and right strands of the necklace were made by doing steps [1 – 22], [10 – 12], [2 – 22], [10 – 12], and [2 – 22] of the Lotus Lace Bracelet pattern, creating three main segments in each strand.  As with the earrings and the bracelet, this pendant pattern works equally well with either smaller Czech 11/0 seed beads, or with larger TOHO 11/0 seed beads, and can work with either Superduo or twin beads (although Superduos work a little better I think).

FREE beading pattern: Lotus Lace Pendant

FREE beading pattern: Lotus Lace Pendant

Here is a list of materials used in the various color combinations I experimented with:

11/0 seed beads Superduos or twins 6mm round beads
TOHO Bronze Bronze Copper Superduos Turquoise Green Bronze Picasso Finish Druk Beads
Czech gold Apollo Gold Superduos Czech druks, opaque satin copper
Czech silver White Luster twins green adventurine (natural stone)
TOHO nickel Silver Superduos Light violet Pearls
TOHO Bronze Transparent Amethyst Luster Superduos Transparent Amethyst Luster Druks

 
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FREE beading pattern for necklace Bugle Diamonds

I experimented more with the bugle square-within-square component from my last post (Bugle Squares), and came up with another design I like very much.  This pattern results in a more rigid curve in the necklace than the design in my last post, so works best as a shorter necklace (13 to 15 components).  It is highly recommended that you use Fireline for this pattern, otherwise the sharp edges of the bugle beads could sever your thread.  I vertically attached 3 more components to the front of the green and gold necklace, to give it a more V-line in the front, which I thought was a nice embellishment to the pattern.  The green and gold piece was made using Czech #3 (6.4mm) rainbow dark green bugle beads, dark green 4mm round crystals, with light green rainbow and gold lined seed beads.  The grey piece was made using Czech #3 rainbow grey bugle beads, 4mm fire polished lilac luster round crystals, and light blue rainbow and light purple rainbow silver lined seed beads.  Enjoy!

FREE beading pattern: Bugle Diamonds

FREE beading pattern: Bugle Diamonds

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FREE beading pattern for necklace Bugle Squares

This stringed sequence of squares within squares makes for a lovely geometric necklace design. The pattern requires Czech #3 bugle beads (6.4mm), 11/0 seed beads, and 6x4mm rondelle crystals (or other similar accent bead).  It is highly recommended that you use Fireline for this pattern, otherwise the sharp edges of the bugle beads could sever your thread.  This piece was made using Czech #3 rainbow dark topaz brown (orange) bugle beads, light rainbow pink silver lined 11/0 seed beads, and light peach 6x4mm rondelle crystals.

FREE beading pattern: Bugle Squares

FREE beading pattern: Bugle Squares

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FREE beading pattern for Crystal Petals necklace

I’m back!  Although my posts will likely not be as frequent as before, my hope is that they will still bring inspiration to your beading. Here is a new design that has similar elements as an earlier design of mine called Pearl Petals.  This pattern requires 4mm and 6mm round crystals with 11/0 Czech seed beads (two colors).  In both pieces I chose an accent seed bead color that matched the crystal color, but using a 3rd color instead might be a fun experiment too.  Enjoy!

FREE beading pattern: Crystal Petals

FREE beading pattern: Crystal Petals

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