FREE beading pattern for Netted Bezel on Russian Snake chain

Fire Mountain Gems (http://firemountaingems.com) now has resin opalescent multicolored cabochons (light or dark) that are absolutely fabulous.  They are inexpensive, and yet each one is unique and changes colors when viewed from different angles.  (Notice how the cabachon in this necklace is more orange from the front, but green from the side).  I’m loving these cabochons so much, I will likely be posting more patterns for them this month.  This post includes two patterns: one showing how to make a netted bezel for an 18x25mm cabochon, as well as instructions for how to make and attach a “Russian Snake” chain to it.  The center component of this necklace is made from one 18x25mm resin opalescent dark multicolored cabochon caged in a net made of brown 15/0 seed beads, green and bronze 11/0 seed beads, and 4mm satin copper Czech druk beads.  The “Russian Snake” chain is made from the same green and bronze 11/0 seed beads, and 4mm copper beads.

FREE beading pattern for Netted Bezel on Russian Snake chain

FREE beading pattern for Netted Bezel on Russian Snake chain

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FREE beading pattern for Celtic Medallion necklace and earrings

This is absolutely one of my favorite patterns, and I’ve made many of these in different colors.  This necklace is ideal for folks who prefer more dainty, less “statement” type necklaces, and the center component works great for matching earrings.  You can even make just the center component as a pendant, and put it on a chain or ribbon.  This was a more difficult pattern to write a diagram for, but hopefully the diagram I came up with is still easy enough to read and follow (although you may need to zoom in for some parts).  This pattern only requires 15/0 and 11/0 seed beads, and 6mm bicone crystals or pearls.  Enjoy!

FREE beading pattern: Celtic Medallion

FREE beading pattern: Celtic Medallion

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FREE beading pattern for necklace Twin Rivoli

This is a great pattern for framing a 14mm crystal rivoli in a twin bead bezel.  Although I’ve seen photos of similar Superduo bead bezels, I hadn’t come across any patterns for them, so I decided to create one.  (I included a photo of what the back looks like, just for reference).  The strand part of the necklace is also something I haven’t seen done with twin beads, but I like how narrow the strand is and how it brings in elements from the bezel.  I liked this design so much I made a variation with 3 purple rivolis with lovely results.  This piece was made with gold-lined 15/0 beads, black and gold-lined 11/0 seed beads, matte gold twin beads, 4mm champagne bicone crystals, a black drop bead, and a Swarovski 14mm “golden shadow” crystal rivoli.  My next post will include matching earrings.

FREE beading pattern:Twin Rivoli

FREE beading pattern:Twin Rivoli

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FREE beading pattern for Rivoli Pendant

This is a stunning pendant stitched from 11/0 and 15/0 seed beads, 6mm round crystals, 4mm pearls, surrounding a 14mm rivoli crystal in the center.  I added an additional drop on the bottom of this pendant (not shown in the pattern), but the pendant works beautifully without that.  This piece was made from light gold pearls, light gold seed beads, and garnet red crystals, making it an elegant necklace for the Christmas season.  The pendant can be connected via jump ring to a chain, or strung on a beaded wire with matching pearls and crystals, as shown below (and in the pattern).

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: Rivoli Pendant

Free beading pattern: Rivoli Pendant

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FREE beading pattern for Diamond Pendant

The pendant part of this pattern can be used to make earrings too.  The pendant looks nice on a chain or on a beaded strand (as shown).  The pattern requires 6mm pearls and bicone crystals, with both 11/0 and 15/0 seed beads for the pendant.  The strand shown is made with 4mm pearls and bicone crystals and 8mm pearls with 11/0 seed beads.  I made another version with grey pearls and red crystals for a more “evening” less “bridal” look.  In both cases, I included an extra link between the pendant and strand than what is shown in the pattern in order to lengthen the pendant drop, but this is optional.  The pendant was made with regular Fireline beading thread, while the strand was made from Beadalon 0.15-inch beading wire, with crimp beads on the ends to attach the clasps and secure the beads in place.  One thing I like about this pattern is that it is simple, elegant, and does not take very long to make.  Enjoy!

FREE beading pattern: Diamond Pendant

FREE beading pattern: Diamond Pendant

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