FREE beading pattern for Wire Loop Cross

This wire loop cross pendant and necklace is made as a single interconnected piece, and looks fabulous as a short necklace.  It is made using bead stringing wire (0.015in, 0.38mm), crimp beads (6), 11/0 seed beads, 4mm and 6mm round beads, and 4 Superduo beads for the center of the cross.  Instead of transcribing this pattern as a diagram, I decided to create more of a picture tutorial in hopes it would be easier to follow.  This piece can be made fairly quickly, so I was able to make many of them to experiment with different color combinations.  You can use crimping pliers to crimp the beads at steps 7, 8, and 11, but I found just pinching the crimps flat with needle-nose pliers worked just as well, and was easier to do.  I hope you enjoy this free beading pattern!

FREE beading pattern: Wire Loop Cross

FREE beading pattern: Wire Loop Cross

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The following photos demonstrate how to make this piece, step by step.

Wire Loop Cross: steps 1 and 2

Wire Loop Cross: steps 1 and 2

Wire Loop Cross: step 3

Wire Loop Cross: step 3

Wire Loop Cross: step 4

Wire Loop Cross: step 4

Wire Loop Cross: step 5

Wire Loop Cross: step 5

Wire Loop Cross: step 6

Wire Loop Cross: step 6

Wire Loop Cross: step 7

Wire Loop Cross: step 7

Wire Loop Cross: step 8

Wire Loop Cross: step 8

Wire Loop Cross: step 9

Wire Loop Cross: step 9

Wire Loop Cross: step 10

Wire Loop Cross: step 10

Wire Loop Cross: step 11

Wire Loop Cross: step 11

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 Bracelet

Expanding on the Lotus Lace Earrings design from my last post, I created a bracelet using similar elements from the earrings, woven together with a new gorgeous center component.  I haven’t created many bracelet patterns in the past, but I must say this one is my absolute favorite!  It is not one of my simpler patterns, but I tried to make the diagram as easy to follow as possible with clear step-by-step illustrations.  As with the earrings, this 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).  The smaller Czech 11/0 seed beads result in a slightly shorter bracelet, but you can adjust the length of the bracelet in the final step when attaching the clasp (by either adding linked jump rings or by sewing the clasp into a shorter or longer loop of beads).

FREE beading pattern: Lotus Lace Bracelet

FREE beading pattern: Lotus Lace Bracelet

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
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
Delica nickel Silver Superduos Dark Iris Blue Druks
TOHO Bronze Black Superduos Black Druks
TOHO Bronze Transparent Amethyst Luster Superduos Transparent Amethyst Luster Druks

 
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FREE beading pattern for Lotus Lace Earrings

I absolutely love this new Lotus Lace earring design.  It requires 11/0 seed beads, 2x5mm 2-hole Superduo or twin beads, and 6mm pearls or round beads.  This pattern also includes a “shorter variation” (shown in the light blue, white, and silver earrings below) as an alternative to the longer version.  This pattern works equally well with either smaller Czech 11/0 seed beads, or with larger TOHO 11/0 seed beads, and works with either Superduo or twin beads.

FREE beading pattern: Lotus Lace Earrings

FREE beading pattern: Lotus Lace Earrings

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
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
Delica nickel Silver Superduos Dark Iris Blue Druks
Czech silver Light Blue Luster Superduos Ivory Pearls
TOHO Bronze Black Superduos Black Druks
TOHO Bronze Transparent Amethyst Luster Superduos Transparent Amethyst Luster Druks

 
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FREE beading pattern for Crystal Petal Earrings

This is a pattern for earrings that coordinate with the necklace from my last post, called Crystal Petals. The same materials are required (2 colors of 11/0 Czech seed beads, with 4mm and 6mm round crystals), plus two 6/0 or 8/0 seed beads and jump rings to connect the components to ear hooks or clips.  Enjoy!

FREE beading pattern: Crystal Petal Earrings

FREE beading pattern: Crystal Petal Earrings

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