FREE beading pattern for Cathedral Net necklace

This is a lovely multi-colored necklace of my own design made entirely out of 11/0 seed beads.  I entitled it Cathedral Net because it employs a variation of the netting technique, but the resulting rows form shapes that resemble windows and buttresses of a cathedral.  The gold and brown piece below demonstrates a light-to-dark graduation of color, while the blue example shows the opposite (dark-to-light), which look a bit like icicles. The two examples show that this pattern works equally well with different types of 11/0 beads (smaller round Czech 11/0 beads in the gold and brown necklace, or larger more square 11/0 Matsuno Dyna-Mites in the blue one).

FREE beading pattern: Cathedral Net

FREE beading pattern: Cathedral Net

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FREE beading pattern for Victorian Netted Bezel on Lacy Chain

I created another design using the stunning 18x25mm resin opalescent multicolored cabochons available at Fire Mountain Gems (http://firemountaingems.com), this time with examples showing what the light resin cabochons look like, as well as the dark.  The cabochon is caged in a netted bezel (similar to my last post), but this time surrounded by 4mm bicone crystals and attached to a lacy V-shaped chain made entirely from seed beads, giving it more Victorian look: regal and classic.  I made two light versions: one with 4mm lavender crystals, silver 15/0 and silver, white, and lavender 11/0 seed beads, and another with 4mm aqua crystals, silver 15/0 and silver, white, and aqua 11/0 seed beads.  (The aqua version has an additional aqua drop crystal at the bottom of the pendant).  The dark version is made with green 4mm crystals, brown 15/0 and brown, green, and gold 11/0 seed beads.

FREE beading pattern: Victorian Netted Bezel on Lacy Chain

FREE beading pattern: Victorian Netted Bezel on Lacy 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 Butterfly Lace

For my first post in March (looking forward to Spring), I created a lacy butterfly pattern using netting techniques made entirely of 11/0 seed beads.  The butterflies in this pattern are easier to see when adjacent butterfly components alternate colors, so I made this one with all colors of the rainbow.  The blue version is nice too, but you see more the circles between butterflies when woven with only one color.  Enjoy!

Free beading pattern: Butterfly Lace

FREE beading pattern: Butterfly Lace

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FREE beading pattern for necklace Lacy Net

This is an elegant pattern for a beaded lace collar necklace, made from 11/0 seed beads and 4mm pearls.  There are five rows of stitching required in the pattern, so it takes a while to make, but the end result is an ornate yet graceful design with a bit of old-world style.  Substituting 4mm crystals for the pearls would look nice as well.  (I think this could make a nice vintage-looking bridal piece if made from white or off white beads and pearls).  Enjoy!

FREE beading pattern: Lacy Net

FREE beading pattern: Lacy Net

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