FREE beading pattern for Tudor Cross Pendant

I really love how this pendant turned out!  It comes in two flavors: Diamond-shaped and Cross-shaped.  Both require Superduos, 4mm and 6mm round beads or pearls, and 11/0 seed beads.  When experimenting with different color combinations, I found that a higher-contrast seed bead color accentuated the outline of the cross-shape better.  Between the smaller Czech 11/0 seed beads and larger TOHO 11/0 seed beads, I found the smaller ones worked slightly better.  However, larger TOHO beads still worked in this pattern (see the dark copper and bronze examples below).  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Tudor Cross Pendant

FREE beading pattern: Tudor Cross Pendant


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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 Diamond Rivoli pendant

I absolutely love this pendant pattern.  You need a 14mm rivoli crystal, 4mm coordinating crystals and pearls, a drop bead, and two colors of 11/0 TOHO seed beads (Japanese 11/0 seed beads might also work, but not the smaller Czech 11/0 seed beads).  Some of the examples below show variations on the drop part of this pendant, which you can experiment with yourself (or even omit if you like).  As opposed to hanging this pendant on a chain, I decided to hang it on 1/4-inch ribbon, finished with crimp ends for clasp.

Note: If you have trouble with the beginning of the pattern, visit http://www.aroundthebeadingtable.com/Tutorials/PeyoteBezel.html, which has a more detailed picture and diagram tutorial of the same exact process depicted in steps 1 – 6 of this diagram.

FREE beading pattern: Diamond Rivoli Pendant

FREE beading pattern: Diamond Rivoli Pendant

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FREE beading pattern for Star Rivoli necklace

This pattern was modified from a free Russian tutorial posted at http://biser.info/node/353793 for a lovely 14mm rivoli pendant surrounded by 4mm and 6mm green crystals.  My modified version of the pattern starts the rivoli bezel with a peyote stitch instead of right angle weave, which changes the number of surrounding crystals to 8 instead of 10, allowing room for additional crystals in the outer row.  This diagram also includes a pattern for a strand which coordinates nicely with this pendant, as an alternative to a gold chain.  The piece below was made using an emerald green 14mm rivoli, 6mm round emerald green crystals, 4mm light green bicone crystals, and 11/0 and 15/0 gold seed beads.  The strand was made with the same beads using beading wire, crimp beads, and clasp on the ends.

Note: If you have trouble with the beginning of the pattern, visit http://www.aroundthebeadingtable.com/Tutorials/PeyoteBezel.html, which has a more detailed picture and diagram tutorial of the same exact process depicted in steps 1 – 6 of this diagram.

FREE beading pattern: Star Rivoli

FREE beading pattern: Star Rivoli

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FREE beading pattern for Regal Earrings

You may have seen similar versions of these earrings on Pinterest, Linda’s Crafty Inspirations Blog (http://craftyinspirationbylinda.blogspot.com/2014/05/playing-with-my-beads_6.html), or even Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2rKYnRVXFw), but I had trouble following the pictures or videos posted to get just the right number and size of seed beads to make the design work.  So I came up with a pattern for this design that seems to work consistently, using 15/0 and 11/0 seed beads, 6mm pearls and bicone crystals, surrounding a 10mm round faceted crystal.  Remember to repeat the steps with 15/0 seed beads on both sides of the earring (front and back) as indicated in the pattern, to ensure the larger beads are stable and secured.  This can work nicely as a pendant as well. Enjoy!

FREE beading pattern: Regal Earrings

FREE beading pattern: Regal Earrings

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