FREE beading pattern for Palace Pearls necklace

This design took a bit of trial and error to work through, but I am very happy with the end result.  It is a fairly simple pattern to make, and requires 4mm and 6mm pearls, 4mm bicone crystals, and 11/0 seed beads.  I made this design with both the smaller Czech 11/0 beads (the gold, aqua, and ivory version shown below) as well as larger TOHO 11/0 beads (bronze and green version), and although the design works with either, I think the smaller Czech 11/0 beads look a bit better.  The close-up photo of both necklaces provides a good example of how different Czech and TOHO 11/0 bead sizes really are.  I plan to include a pattern for matching earrings in my next post. Enjoy!

FREE beading pattern: Palace Pearls

FREE beading pattern: Palace Pearls

Here are the specific materials I used in these pieces:

Gold, Ivory, and Aqua version Bronze and Green version
  • 4mm and 6mm ivory glass pearls
  • 4mm frost turquoise blue AB2X bicone crystals
  • metallic gold Czech 11/0 seed beads
  • 4mm and 6mm Swarovski light green pearls
  • 4mm metallic iris green bicone crystals
  • metallic bronze TOHO 11/0 seed beads

 

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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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FREE beading pattern for Enchanted Tree Necklace

Why do I call this the Enchanted Tree Necklace?  Because the reflective resin in the cabochon reminds me of tree bark on a trunk, the necklace strands remind me of leaves, and the fringe reminds me of branches — all elements of a tree.  On top of that, the dark color combination is electric, almost other-worldly and enchanting.  (The lighter color combination is softer, less dramatic, and more reminiscent of peach blossoms).  This design is composed of a netted bezel around an 18x25mm resin cabochon, embelleshed with 4mm crystals and coraled fringe, all hanging from a double St. Petersburg strand on either side.  This pattern demonstrates how to stitch and attach the double St. Petersburg strands, and illustrates the coraling technique used to create the branched fringe (including how to stitch it onto the netted bezel).  This is my favorite design yet using resin 18x25mm opalescent cabochons.  Enjoy!

FREE beading pattern: Enchanted Tree Necklace

FREE beading pattern: Enchanted Tree Necklace

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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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